“Baptism is a very important part of the Christian walk. It is a ceremony where candidates, after a short prayer are fully immersed in rolling water.”
The ritual of Baptism represents a washing away of the old self and an embracing of the new self who is then reborn in Christ. Baptism in itself in the Pentecostal Church is considered to be a good thing for the newly saved Christian to do as it sets them on the right path on their Christian walk.
The Practice of Baptism is noted in the Bible several times as well as in Isaiah 40 verse 3:
“A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
We see the prophet Isiah predicting the coming of a man who would emerge shouting from the desert: ‘prepare a road for the Lord, make a straight path for him to travel.
Just as predicted many years later a man such as this did appear called John the Baptist who went on to baptise many people.
Some people are under the impression that once you get baptised as a baby that is enough but this is not the truth. This is because the decision to get baptised is a mirror reflection of the decision we make when we decide to accept Christ – not possible as a baby unaware of their sin.
Baptism day is a unique celebration; it is when the new Christian physically symbolises their decision to accept Christ before friends and family. It is additionally a great opportunity to inspire loved ones to take the same step of faith the new Christian has.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
This is a brief description of what Baptism is about, we hope you find this encouraging!
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