Presentation on theme: "Symbolism Water baptism is “an outward symbol of the inward change which has been effected in the believer. It serves as a public testimony to one’s faith."— Presentation transcript:
Symbolism Water baptism is “an outward symbol of the inward change which has been effected in the believer. It serves as a public testimony to one’s faith in Jesus Christ. It is an initiatory rite.” Wayne Grudem
Symbolism initiation 1. Baptism is an initiation rite. Baptism is a bold and public declaration of conversion to Christ!
Baptism declares that the blood of Jesus has washed our sins away. Symbolism purification 2. Baptism is a purification rite.
Symbolism identification 3. Baptism is an identification rite. Baptism acts out what the Holy Spirit has done in the heart.
Subjects believers! Baptism is only for believers! Baptism, which is a symbol of the beginning of the Christian life, should be given to those who have in fact begun the Christian life. Wayne Grudem
Subjects believers! Baptism is only for believers! God has no grandchildren!
Style immersion 1. The Biblical style of baptism is by complete immersion Three Reasons a.The meaning of the Greek word b.The models given in the Bible c.The symbolism of union with Christ
Style immersion 1. The biblical style of baptism is by complete immersion water 2. Sprinkling was only used when there was no suitable source of water
Significance salvation 1. Baptism does not affect your salvation obedience 2. Baptism functions as a first step of obedience commitment 3. Baptism serves as a seal on your commitment to Christ