"... Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." - Acts 2:38
When you believe in the Lord Jesus, it is very important for you to be baptized. But what is baptism actually about? Many believe that baptism is just a formality or ritual. However, this is not so; rather, every believer must go beyond the surface to see and enter into the reality of baptism. The Bible reveals three wonderful pictures to portray the reality
of baptism in vivid detail:
- The children of Israel's crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 14)
- Their crossing of the Jordan River to enter the good land (Joshua 3 & 4)
- Noah's passing through the great flood in the ark (Genesis 7)
These historical examples from the Holy Scriptures each symbolize the reality of baptism today.