Baptism is a symbol or token of a covenant, much like a wedding ring. When a couple marries, they give each other a wedding ring. The ring does not make them married; the promise and covenant they made to each other make them married. Like the wedding ring, baptism is a symbol which testifies before God and man of the promise and covenant a person has made in his heart with Jesus. At the same time, baptism is more than just a symbol. There is a very spiritual work that is accomplished in the waters of baptism (Colossians 2:11-12). According to these verses, we are raised to the power of a new life through faith in Jesus!
Through water baptism, we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6:4). As you are immersed under water, you bury your old sinful nature. When you come up out of the water, you experience the new life and resurrection that belong to you through Jesus.
If you want to be baptized:
- Come forward at any altar call
- Contact WOGM: 318-364-8977
- Come as you are on the day of baptisms