Your Journey has Just Begun!
Since you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you are a child of God. Salvation is eternal because it depends on Christ, not us. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (I John 5:13)
Because you are saved the Holy Spirit lives within you. “Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” (II Cor. 1:22)
Christ promised to be with you now and forever. “for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Heb. 13:5b) Now that you are saved, you will have a “new” desire to please the Lord. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (II Cor. 5:17)
Christ commissioned His church to baptize new believers and to teach them His ways. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world . Amen.” (Matt. 28:19-20)
So the first step for you as a new believer is to be scripturally baptized. Baptism is the immersion (full dunking) in water of a believer by the authority of a local, New Testament Baptist church. It is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:” (Rom. 6:4-5)
The Greek word for baptism is “Baptizo”, which means to dip, to bury, to plunge, to put under or to make whelmed. So a complete submersion in water is required to be scripturally baptized. All other methods of baptism are unscriptural.
When you are baptized by a church you become a member of that church. “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)
So we at College Heights Baptist Church would count it a great honor to baptize you the way God requires.
We are so excited that you decided to trust Christ, and we want to be a blessing to you.
Will you take this step? Will you come to be baptized and join our church?
If so, please complete the form below and we will personally contact you with the details.
Thank you and God bless you!