Understanding Baptism

Understanding Baptism

Picture of Baptism

“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

Baptism is a public testimony of what Christ has done in your life as a Christ-follower. It is a symbolic picture of death, burial and resurrection— and new life! When you are baptized, you are obeying Christ’s command in the Bible for all believers, and you are telling the world that Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life. No matter what your age or background, baptism is a natural and important step in your journey as a Christ-follower.

At Valley View Baptist Church, we believe that biblical baptism is symbolic— it doesn’t “save” you— but also that it’s very important in the life of every believer. It’s a symbol of both your commitment to Christ and to His church. We require that those desiring membership at Valley View Baptist Church be baptized— either previously at the time of your commitment to Christ, or when you desire membership at VVBC.

The New Testament records that baptism always followed conversion, never preceded it, and was not necessary for salvation (Acts 2:1-41; 8:36-39; 16:30-33). Christ commanded believers to follow him in this ordinance. Baptism by immersion pictures what Christ did on the cross for us. It also pictures our old life being put away and our new life in Christ (Romans 6:4).

If you are interested in joining Valley View Baptism Church and/or would like to be baptized, please text or call Pastor Curt at 630-546-1922.

The attachment below outlines our beliefs regarding Baptism. Please download and print this attachment if you are considering baptism for yourself.