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WE ARE EXCITED THAT YOU ARE
INTERESTED IN BAPTISM
At Renew Church we believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his/her savior. We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
“Baptism then is significant in that it represents the cleansing and repentance from sin that comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Baptism has been a Christian symbol since the time of Jesus (Matthew 3:1-6). It involves applying water to Christians to symbolize their death to the old way of life (Romans 6:3-4) and their new life God provides (Galatians 3:26-27). Baptism, a sacramental "means of grace," seals one's intention to follow God (Acts 2:37-41, 8:35-39, 10:44-48). The Bible never defines how much water was applied or how. Therefore, we consider immersion, sprinkling, and pouring all to be acceptable methods of baptism.
Oftentimes, Christian families choose to have their young children dedicated as a symbol of their intention to raise their children in God's Church and their hope to see that their children choose God's ways when they are older.
A general definition for the word baptism is “a rite of washing with water as a sign of religious purification and consecration.” This rite was practiced frequently in the Old Testament. It signified purity or cleansing from sin and devotion to God. Since baptism was first instituted in the Old Testament many have practiced it as a tradition yet have not fully understood its significance and meaning.
In the New Testament, the significance of baptism is seen more clearly. John the Baptist was sent by God to spread the news of the coming Messiah—Jesus Christ. John was directed by God (John 1:33) to baptize those who accepted his message. John’s baptizing is called “a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” (Mark 1:4). Those baptized by John acknowledged their sins and professed their faith that through the coming Messiah they would be forgiven.
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