Following the example of New Testament believers and Jesus Himself, 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.
Because Jesus instructed His followers to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, water baptism demonstrates submission to God. At Pathways Church, believers are immersed just as Jesus was, and by doing so, they are publicly acknowledging their faith in Him.
On April 16th, we will be holding a special Baptism Sunday. If you would like to be baptized or want more information click the button below