Baptism is a visible symbol of God’s saving work within a person. It is the outward sign of belonging to the people of God—those who have repented and put their faith in Jesus Christ. When a believer is immersed below the surface into the water, it portrays to observers that Christ died and was buried. As the person is raised up out of the water, it symbolizes the resurrection of Christ. (I Corinthians 15:3-4)
- Public profession of a person’s faith and trust in Christ as evidenced in Acts 8:12 and Acts 8:25-38
- Symbolism of Christ’s own death, burial and resurrection as described in Romans 6:3-5
- Christ’s own baptism in Matthew 3:13-17
- Christ’s commandment to be baptized in Matthew 28:19-20
Why should I be baptized?
- Christ commanded it. He was the example. It was for obedience
- It was the pattern of the early church. We see it throughout the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. (Acts 2:37-41, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:36-39, Acts 10:46-48, and Acts 16)
- It is a source of unity and a point of common ground. All is level and equal at the foot of the cross and in the baptismal waters
How do I get baptized at Fairfield?
Realize you need God & repent of your sins. Verbalize with your mouth you trust in God and would like Him as your personal Lord and Savior.
Once you are ready to be baptized you will be required to take the baptism class which is held on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays in the Computer Lab. For more information on baptism please complete the form below or contact the team of the month at 770-482-7660 ext. 172.