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Baptism

 

Grace Christian Church believes that Believer’s Baptism is an act of obedience to Jesus Christ and an important step in a Christian’s spiritual life. A believer’s decision to be baptized is a public declaration of his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Baptism is a symbol of the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. In baptism, the believer is testifying that he was “in Christ” when He died on the cross, that he was buried with Him, and that he has arisen to newness of life because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

GCC practices believer’s baptism by water immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit because it sets forth the essential facts of redemption (the death and resurrection of Christ) and also the essential outlook of the believer (death to sin and alive unto God). (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:37-41; 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3-10).

Before a person can be baptized, he or she must have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior. The Bible order is always salvation first, then baptism. Baptism does not save!

Our Baptismal and Membership Class starts 2-3 months prior to each of our Baptismal Services held on Easter Sunday and Anniversary Sunday. Please see the Announcement or Events section at the Home tab, or contact the church office for more information.