Taking your faith in Jesus public
At Cornerstone, we believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Jesus as his or her Savior. If you attend any of our services, you will probably witness a baptism. Still, you may have questions. Why is it an act of obedience? Is it required of everyone? If I've been baptized before, do I need to do it again? Here are a few things you need to know:
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with him. If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
Some denominations choose to christen infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer; rather, it shows that you already believe.