At New Life we are always prepared to help individuals who want to have a conversation about accepting Christ. And we are prepared every Sunday for people who want to be baptized. We make preparations throughout the week for people who want to be baptized during the week.
Wondering what the Bible says? Read the scriptures below. Wondering what we say? Read the scriptures below. We don’t intend that flippantly. We mean it as an encouragement that there are lots of deductions that we can make about salvation and about baptism. Our belief is that if you want to make Christ your Lord and Savior you should be baptized. That’s based on what the Bible teaches about baptism.
Still got questions? Call the church office, 703-222-8836 or e-mail our Chantilly Campus Pastor, or our Linton Hall Campus Pastor, or our Online Campus Pastor, to talk. They’d love to answer whatever questions you may have.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
“And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, came to me, and standing by me said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight.’ And at that very hour I received my sight and saw him. And he said, ‘The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Righteous One and to hear a voice from his mouth; for you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard. And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses.
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
1 Peter 3:21-22
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
Still got questions? Reach out to your Campus Pastor, Life Group Leader, Leadership Team Member, or whoever brought you to New Life. Here’s an article from a good friend of New Life you may find helpful:
What Does the Bible Say about Baptism?
by Bobby Harrington
Baptism is an important topic in Scripture. Those who follow traditions created after the New Testament was written or follow religious institutions built by human beings will have diverse, confusing beliefs. Instead, let the Word of God guide you. What Scripture says about baptism can be clearly summarized in ten points.
Please note what is primary in what follows: God saves us by his mercy and compassion in Jesus. No human work or action, even baptism, is the ground or basis of our right standing with God. The only ground in salvation is the grace of God in Jesus Christ.
1. The purpose of baptism is to express saving faith in Jesus and his gospel.
We are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). Scripture teaches us that we express this saving faith in Jesus through baptism. In Colossians 2:12-13, Paul tells the Christians in Colossae that they were “buried with [Christ] in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God who raised him from the dead.…He forgave us all our sins.”
2. Baptism is to becoming a Christian what the wedding ceremony is to becoming married. . . .Keep Reading...