Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
When accompanied by faith and repentance, baptism becomes the visual representation that our sins are washed away. Through baptism, we are united with Christ in paying the death penalty for sin.
“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.” Romans 6:3-5 (ESV)
God graciously gave me faith and it led me to repentance. I know that my baptism has brought me into the death of Jesus Christ so that I, too, may walk in newness of life because it is God's desire that everything I do is for His glory; and "I’m not ashamed to share the gospel because I know that it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes," Romans 1:16 (ESV). That’s how I received my salvation; now I believe in Him and now I rejoice in Him.