Okay so I thought I should clarify why I'm getting baptised even though I have problems with the church etc and getting baptised means I'll be an official member of the church etc
Baptism is described as an outward expression of an inward experience. I believe that Jesus was sent to Earth to die for our sins, and that by believing in His name I am saved and have eternal life. Now I want to tell this to the world. (You're saved when you say the sinner's prayer and baptism is NOT salvation)
I know I've never not admitted that I was a Christian, so like personally my baptism will mean also that I am showing everyone that I am fully committed to Christ and that I am dead to self but alive in Christ.
I have been crucified through Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
This might be my baptism verse, even though when I was in lower sec I already chose another verse... See how la, it's not the most important thing anyway.
So the immersion of water symbolises me dying to self and when I come out it means I am now a new person. Not that I cannot be a new person without baptism, it's more of a symbolism and re-commitment for me.
Okay so about the membership thing. First of all, I'm already practically a member anyway. Second of all, I want to help change some things around here. Third, if I really want to leave the church, membership can be transferred.
The most important thing is that I am already a member of the body of Christ. Doesn't matter which local church I am a member of.
I think I summed it all up here!
I still feel quite nervous about getting baptised, but I know for sure I want to, and when the bulletin had the announcement that there was gonna be baptism classes, I felt very compelled to do it. I think God was nudging me telling me that it's time for me to get baptised.
Okay I think I might blog again about another topic heh.
Monday, March 21, 2011Baptism