According to the Bible, the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin; therefore, salvation (being born again) occurs only when a person places his/her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for sin. Following the example of New Testament believers and Jesus Himself, born-again believers should be baptized in water. Baptism does not save a person; it simply symbolizes what took place in a person's heart at the time of salvation. Jesus died and arose from the dead. Water baptism symbolizes for the believer his/her sharing in Jesus' death and resurrection, illustrated by a believer's going under the water (dying to the old way of life) then rising from the water (entering into a new life in Jesus), symbolically washed clean from sins forgiven by Jesus' death on the cross.
Call or email the church offices to find out the next baptism date.
Church Offices: (210) 317-0309