WHAT IS BAPTISM?
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, then your next step is water baptism. This is a step of obedience to Christ’s command and also is a testimony to God, the Church, oneself and the world of your new faith. Believers are baptized by water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20).
Water baptism does not save a person; we are saved by grace through faith, apart from works (Eph. 28-9). It is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a Christian’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection (Romans 6:1-7). It symbolizes the believer’s total trust in and total reliance on the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as a commitment to live obediently to Him. It also expresses unity with all the saints (Eph. 2:19), that is, with every person in every nation on earth who is a member of the Body of Christ (Gal. 3:27-29).
As your church family in Hanoi, we would love to celebrate this important step in your faith journey! Please sign up with the link to learn more about the next time HIF will hold baptisms at West Lake and My Dinh. You will be contacted by an elder or pastor and be informed about the next class.
Perhaps you are just curious about the faith, have questions or would like to explore more about who is Jesus. We encourage you to check out Alpha and join our next course!
How do I know that I am saved?
The word “Baptism” is used in many different ways. What does it mean to be a Christian according to the Bible? Two questions help us to think clearly about how we become a true follower of Jesus; a real Christian.
- Do you have the “assurance” that if you were to die today you will spend eternity with God?
- If you were to stand before God and He were to ask you, “Why should I let you into my heaven?” what would you answer Him?
What many people think vs What the Bible teaches
Religion vs Relationship
Doing vs Done
Being Good to Earn vs Obeying because I am loved & forgiven