What is Baptism?
Baptism is an explicit instruction that Jesus gave to His followers. New life in Jesus includes believing in Him, repenting of your sins, being baptized with water, growing to maturity in Christ, and identifying with God’s family (the church). Baptism is a public and outward expression of the inner experience of forgiveness and new life. See Matthew 29:18-20.
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