He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved (Mark 16:16a).


Baptism is an act of obedience to Jesus Christ who commanded it. It is also a public testimony of you accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior. Baptism is a symbol of your total identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Going under the water shows you believe Jesus died on the cross for your sins and was buried. Coming up out of the water shows you believe He was raised from the dead. Baptism also shows you have died to your old way of life and are raised to a new life with Jesus as your Savior and Lord of your life.

Baptism is like a wedding ring. It lets others know we love and belong to Jesus Christ. Therefore, a person who has received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and truly loves Him will not hesitate to publicly identify with Jesus through baptism.

Scriptures on Baptism

  • Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. (Matt. 28:19)

  • He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 16:16)

  • Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)

  • Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)

  • This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. (I John 5:6)

  • And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. (1 John 5:11)