Why are we Baptists?
Why do we make a big deal about baptizing?
Below are three biblical reasons we baptize.
Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:18-20;
I. Jesus Submitted to Baptism
Matthew 3:13-17 (NKJV)
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” 15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. 16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
II. Jesus Commanded Baptism
Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 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, 20 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.
III. Jesus’ Followers were Baptized
Acts 2:40-41 (NKJV)
40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
Have you confessed with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believed in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead? Romans 10:9
Then you will be saved because “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13)
Now is the time to share it with others in your family, church, community, and follow through in believer’s baptism.