What does baptism mean?
The word “baptize” literally means “to dip” or “immerse” – what we would call “dunking” someone.Why are Christians always dunking people in water?
Baptism is an outward sign of an inner grace. It is a sign to yourself, to the church, and to the world that you believe that these things are true of you – God accepts you and lives with you – because of what Jesus Christ did when He died on the Cross and rose from the dead for you.
Baptism has been incredibly meaningful to Christians for the past 2000 years. In baptism, we experience God’s love for us, we see how our lives connect with His, and we see and hear His forgiveness. It is a great symbol of our faith that Jesus has done everything and forgiven everything so that we can know and enjoy God’s love. In baptism, we hear the promise that we can live with God now and forever more.Why is this such a big deal?
for a detailed explanation of what baptism means, who should be baptized, and how we do it here at New Story Church.