Why be baptized? Scripture offers several reasons. Jesus was baptized, and then His public ministry began. Jesus told us to baptize others “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” and gave us His authority to do so. Paul was persecuting Christians when he heard the voice of God, was blinded for three days, prayed over, and then baptized. When he was later miraculously released from prison, instead of running away, he stayed and baptized his jailer. It’s not just a public statement; it is a choice that makes your life more impactful and effective.
Scripture references: Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 9:1-18, Acts 16:25-33.