The Meaning and the Importance of Baptism
Baptism symbolizes God’s gift of the forgiveness of our sins (Ac 2:38). It’s the first step as we begin our life of faith and our pledge to God to live a new life. Even Jesus Christ set an example of being baptized before He started His ministry.
Jesus’ example shows us that baptism is an important ceremony that leads all people to salvation. Eternal life is something that everyone needs. So, Jesus told us to go and baptize all nations so that they can become Christ’s disciples.
According to the words of Christ, baptism is an important step for us to take as Christians. After baptism, we can gradually begin to learn all of God’s teachings through the Bible. Then, we can begin observing them, including the Passover, the Sabbath day, and the feasts of God. Also, God promises us the gift of the Holy Spirit to help us realize all the truth of the Bible and live according to God’s will.
“‘Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved...’”
Mark 16:16 (NCV)