The Greek word for baptism is baptizo, which means to immerse. However, there are three types of baptism—one in water, the others by fire, and the Holy Spirit. This article elaborates on baptism in water.
How Baptism Occurs
An individual must first accept and confess that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior (Romans 10:8-10). Next, repent for all their sins. Then they can be immersed in water.
Baptism symbolizes an individual dying to self and rising to newness in Christ in their character, conversation, and conduct of one’s total self (Galatians 3:27). It is about putting away the old ways and adapting to the new ways in Christ with the Holy Spirit’s help.
Baptism testifies to the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When the believer is baptized, they identify with Christ, which will reflect in the believer’s lifestyle or Christian walk.
Therefore baptism is right for all who choose Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
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