Written by Talon O. Moser
If you are a born again Christian and haven’t been baptized, go, and get baptized now. Go and proclaim your salvation and love of God as an outward expression to the masses, to the community and your church. This is the next step onward onto the raging sea of Galilee, but Jesus Christ will guide you all the way with love, peace, joy, and hope.
If you have sought salvation in Christs’ name truly, telling God that you believe in the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And have asked for forgiveness of your sins, and to be transformed by the Holy Spirit, God will keep His word. This is our internal expression, one we share between God and ourselves to develop that relationship with God. As we develop this relationship, God will ask us and urge us to publicize that relationship-formally as a Christian baptism being “born-again”, or “transformed” into a new man.
Matthew 28:19, 20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Accepting salvation in Jesus Christs name, repenting of our sins and baptism is a journey-there may be backsliding or a lukewarm nature to one’s faith, but this is due to the flesh. We must be aware of this and be aware of how we can transform ourselves to cast away bad habits and vices and become new in Christ. Continue your prayers with God and repentance.
Baptism is a symbol, an experience, a transformation that reveals newness and mirrors the events that Jesus Christ went through. As our bodies emerge into the water, stay under, then come back up is a representation of Christs’ death, burial, and resurrection. A representation of how Christ defeated death and through Him we can too.
Romans 6:3-6 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 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. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.”
So, go get baptized and spread the word of God
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