baptism @ loudoun baptist

Baptism is an opportunity for you to tell the world, “I’m a follower of Jesus.” Baptism is an important step of faith for every Christian. It is a public profession of your faith and an outward sign of the inward spiritual transformation you have experienced because of Jesus in your life.

not sure about baptism? 

Below are the most common questions and answers people have about being baptized

what is the meaning of baptism

Baptism is an important symbol of the new life that is created when someone becomes a follower of Jesus.  It illustrates Christ's burial and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) (Colossians 2:12)

It also illustrates my new life as a Christian. (2 Corinthians 5:17) (Romans 6:4)

Baptism does not make you a believer - it shows that you already believe.  Baptism does not "save" you, only your faith in Christ does that.  Baptism is like a wedding ring - it's the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.

what if i don't feel good en0ugh?

Some people say - "Once I get my spiritual act together, then I'll do it."  "Let me get on track with God first."  This is a complete misunderstanding of baptism.  Baptism is not about somebody who has already become Christ-like.  It's about beginning the process. You don't have to have your whole life together.  That's the whole point.  This is about starting; this is about the beginning.  That's all.

Jesus didn't say - "Come to me you have gotten all of your act together."  No- He said, "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

If everybody waited until they got their act together to get baptized, nobody would ever get baptized.  This isn't about reaching a certain spiritual level.  It's about the decision you have made to begin.  It's a reflection of the life that you are wanting to live.  Not the one you have lived or the one you are living now.

People who get baptized are people who have miles to go in terms of understanding all of the ins and outs of their Christian faith.  They still have questions they can't answer.  They've got miles to go in applying their faith into their marriages, their jobs, their finances, and their habits.  But that doesn't matter.  What matters is that they cross the lined