Baptism

BAPTISM AT Agape apostolic church of deliverance

Baptism is an identification with Jesus’ death and it's a declaration of his resurrection -- and we are partakers of it with him. (Romans 6:5)

Baptism is a faith declaration of our future. It's a personal illustration that gives hope in our Christian life.

Baptism is by water immersion and is done after a person decides to follow Jesus Christ, it does not make a person a Christian.

WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
Because we want to be obedient to Christ, as he said: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” …. Mark 16:16  Peter and the Apostles also followed Christ command in Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”  This is the first and most important reason for being baptized.  Baptism also serves as a reminder of what Christ did for us on the cross and baptism is an acknowledgement of your faith in Christ before family and friends.

WHAT DOES BAPTISM MEAN?

Baptism illustrates Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection and is commanded by God’s Word: “...that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures,…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (KJV). Christians can look back on their baptism to remember and understand the sacrifice Christ made for us.

Baptism illustrates a believer’s new life as a Christian: “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4 (KJV). While baptism does not save you, baptism should remind us that God loves us and that we are now living a new life.

WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?

You should be baptized soon after you commit your life to Christ, there is no reason to delay. You are ready to be baptized the moment you give your life to Christ as your Lord and Savior. If you’re waiting until you’re perfect, you’ll never be ready. (Acts 2:41)

It is also important to know that it is never too late to be baptized. Many people, for a variety of reasons, wait and end up being baptized well after becoming a Christian. While this is not the way Jesus designed baptism to work, it is still important for a believer to be baptized even if it has been years since becoming a Christian. There is no reason to wait. Acts 10:47-48

If you’re ready to be baptized please let any of our staff know