Baptism is an OUTWARD expression of an INWARD change when you ACKNOWLEDGE Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. This is your opportunity to show others that you have been brought form death to life and are now IN CHRIST.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We baptize by immersion at Grace Baptist Church because we believe Scripture teaches this to be the method by which believers demonstrate their new life in Christ.
It symbolizes what took place at the time of salvation:
You acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
You shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
You were symbolically washed clean, and your sins forgiven by His death on the cross.
We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has acknowledged Christ as his or her Savior. So we count it as privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.