Baptism is an exciting and vital part of the worship experience at Freedom Baptist Church. It is an outward display of what is happening inside someone’s heart! By getting baptized, you are deciding to go public with your faith. You are identifying yourself with the death and triumphal resurrection of Christ, as well as publicly acknowledging your membership in His family.
There is nothing magical about baptism or the water we dunk you in. Baltimore County water can’t wash your sins away...and baptism is not what “gets you into heaven.” However, it is an essential step in spiritual maturity. Throughout the New Testament, it is clear that the salvation experience was promptly followed by Baptism.
At Freedom Baptist, we baptize individuals who have made a conscious decision to trust Jesus as their Savior. It is for this reason that we don’t baptize babies. We hope you will take this step in your journey with God!
The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism allows a believer to communicate to the world their heart-felt commitment to Christ. People often have questions regarding baptism: Why should I be baptized? I’ve already been baptized. Do I have to do it again? Does it matter if someone is sprinkled or dunked? Take a few minutes to read these Baptism Facts.
Please email Pastor James at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to talk about what baptism represents and schedule you or your child’s baptism.
- Pastor James Clidence