Have questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
Your baptism identifies you with Jesus Christ. It shows others that you have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
It symbolizes what took place in your life at the time of salvation:
- You placed your faith/trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- You shared in His death and resurrection, symbolized by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (your new life in Christ).
- You were washed clean, and your sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. At ACF, we immerse in baptism because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
Are you interested in being Baptized?
Some denominations choose to baptize infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant baptism, we understand Scripture to teach that only those who have made the choice to follow Christ qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe.