We are excited that you are interested in taking the Next Step!
We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior.
Who Should Be Baptized
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him.
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What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (buried with Him in baptism), then rising again (raised to walk in the newness of life).
- Were symbolically washed clean, and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
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 immerse at HRCL because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
The Next Step
If you are interested in being baptized, or if you're interested in finding out more about baptism, please fill out the form below and click submit. We can't wait to help you take your Next Step in faith!