What We Believe
The Bible tells us that we have all sinned and fall short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:23). Because of this we are not able to get to God on our own terms. Being a good person and doing good works does not save us. Epesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves,it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast.”
To be saved means that you have done what the Bible requires in Romans 10:9-10:”If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Declaring “Jesus as Lord” means you are letting Him be the boss of your life.
Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins. The Bible says in 2Corinthiians 5:21 “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Do you want to be baptized? Call the church office to schedule a time to speak with one of the pastors: 615.833.6519. Baptism: Identifying with Christ and His Church The Motive for Baptism: Why Should You be Baptized? Baptism is necessary for Christian obedience, and is vital to growth in your Christian walk. We are encouraged to keep Christ’s commandments through baptism:
The Method of Baptism: How Should You be Baptized?
Baptism can be confusing for some, but the bible tells us the method of baptism clearly. It is a picture of our identification with Christ through His death, burial, and resurrection. The word “baptize” in the New Testament translates to mean “immerse,” “submerge,” or “to place under.” Scripture says that Jesus “came up out of the water” when He was baptized.
The Meaning of Baptism: Who Should be Baptized?
- Baptism is a public declaration of the believer’s personal faith in Christ.
- Baptism is a perfect illustration of what Christ did for sinners on the cross through His death, burial, and resurrection.
- Baptism is a personal identification between Christ and His church.
The Moment of Baptism: When Should You be Baptized?
You should be baptized immediately following your salvation experience as a new believer. This is according to the pattern found in Acts 2:41.