What tips should I give a person before baptism?

Hello E,

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Here are the simple tips that a person should consider before getting baptized:

A. Learn God’s requirements. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…” (Matthew 28:19, 20).

B. Believe the truth of God’s Word. “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved” (Mark 16:16).

C. Repent and turn away from your sins and experience conversion. “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” Acts 2:38. “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).

D. Ask for God’s grace to do His will. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matthew 7:7,8).

Concerning baptism, Jesus instructed the early the church before His ascension saying “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19–20). These instructions specify that the church is responsible to teach Jesus’ Words, make disciples, and baptize those disciples.

Christian baptism is the means by which a person makes a public confession of faith and discipleship. Baptism is an outward testimony of the inward change in a believer’s life. Baptism illustrates the believer’s identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Water baptism symbolizes the believer’s total trust in, and total reliance on, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the commitment to live obediently to Him.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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