Essay On Water Baptism
Water baptism is the immersion of a repented person in water as an outward proof of repentance. The process of repentance starts from the mind (soul), to the body (public display) and the final stage is spiritual transformation.
So, water baptism is an integral part of the public display that shows a new convert giving his life to the Lord. Today’s message gives a scriptural description of water baptism, and how important it is to the Christians.
Why Do You Need Water Baptism?
I have seen converts who were shy to tell people around them about their new faith in Jesus. And in a short time, they were lured into worldliness again. Water baptism is significant, because it gives boldness to the heart of the new Christian.
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So, Jesus insisted that John the Baptist should immerse Him in the Jordan River.
Matthew chapter 3 verses 13 to 15 say: “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” 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.”
Jesus laid more emphasis on the practice of water baptism when He rose from the dead. Though, many false leaders in the Christendom had deceived many people that water baptism is not compulsory.
But, that does not change the instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ written in the Book of Matthew chapter 28 verse 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…”
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