What is the purpose of “Going Public” through Baptism?
Water Baptism is a public testimony – the outward confession of an inward experience. In baptism, we stand before witnesses confessing our identification with the Lord.
- Water Baptism identifies believers with the Godhead – Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
- Water Baptism identifies the believer with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Colossians 2:11-12, Romans 6:4)
- Water Baptism is an act of obedience for the believer. (Acts 2:38, 41)