Baptism (Baptiz in Hebrew/Greek) means to immerse, submerge, wash with water in token of
purification from sin and from spiritual pollution.
Baptism in the olden days was and still is a public declaration that the Christian, thus giving his
testimony for Christ, is willing to die for Christ. To baptize in its general signification means to be
identified with, where by all believers are baptized and are identified spiritually into the body of Christ and the church.
10 Reasons to be Baptized
1. Because Jesus commanded it. (Matt. 28:19)
2. Because Jesus modeled it. (Matt. 3:13-15)
3. Because baptism is coupled with faith and linked to salvation in the teaching of Jesus. “He who
believes and is baptized shall be saved.” (Mark 16:16)
4. Because in baptism we mark the formal beginning of a new life in Christ. (Romans 6:4)
5. Because in baptism we demonstrate our hope in the resurrection of the righteous. (Romans 6:5)
6. Because being born of water and the Spirit is essential to entering Christ’s kingdom of salvation.
7. Because in baptism we are “raised with Him” through faith in the operation of God, i.e., baptism
demonstrates in the physical realm our faith about what God is doing in the spiritual realm
when we are baptized. (Colossians 2:11-12)
8. Because we are baptized in the name (by the authority) of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
9. Because we are baptized in (or into) the name of the Lord and King Jesus. (Acts 8:19)