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According to God’s Word, the first important step after we put faith in Christ is Baptism! At Starting Point, Baptism is part of our Sunday Services. Call the church office for setting up a date to be baptized.

The Importance of Being Baptized

  1. It Is A Public Testimony That You Are A Follower of Christ and His Teaching.
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world, A-men’.” Matthew 28:19-20

  1. It Symbolizes Spiritual Cleansing.
“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11

  1. It Pictures the True Meaning of Salvation.
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:1-4

Note: The word “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.” Water baptism by immersion is a public display of obedience in following Christ’s example for His baptism (Matthew 3:16). Baptism does not make you a believer - it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you - only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring - it’s the outward symbol of the commitment that you have made in your heart.

“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

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