Monday, April 19, 2010
What a great act of obedience!
Water baptism is a symbolic burial, by which the new Christian publicly declares they have died, and are now beginning a new life in Christ.
Baptize is the English form of a Greek word which means to immerse: to place something into something else.
“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.” Rom 6:4
“Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.” Col 2:12
A young girl of 10 years old, a 17 year old teen and a mature married man stated they will live for Christ and allowed God, people and even the devil to witness their act of faith!
Water baptism outwardly demonstrates what has happened inwardly. Water baptism helps you to grasp the reality of the spiritual truth that the old "you" has died.