Take the next step and publicly declare your salvation by being scripturally baptized.
Baptism is the total immersion of the body in water in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.
Only people who have been saved should be baptized, meaning only those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior should be baptized. Learn more about salvation
So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
No. Only those already saved should be baptized. Baptism does not wash away sins or help a person to be saved. Baptism is a symbolic act.
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
Baptism symbolizes two things, mentioned in Romans 6:3-6 above.
As soon after they are saved as possible. In the Bible, people who were saved were baptized shortly thereafter.
Then those who gladly[a] received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.
If you are a born-again believer in Jesus Christ and would like to be baptized at Open Door Baptist Church, please fill out a baptism application provided in our kiosks and then attend a baptism class. Classes are offered once a month.
Our church provides a baptismal garment. You will need to bring a change of undergarments and a towel.
If you have any other questions about baptism, please contact us.