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Benefits Of Water Baptism

Key Verse

“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16).

Text — Acts 2:37-42


Water baptism is an ordinance instituted by the Lord Jesus after his resurrection and shortly before his ascension. It is to be administered to converts who believe and receive the gospel. The early Church practised it diligently as Jesus commanded. From Christ’s teaching and the apostles’ doctrine, baptism is by one immersion in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

Though water baptism is not equal to salvation, it has many benefits.

  1. It is a mark of obedience. Jesus commanded it.
  2. It signifies the beginning of discipleship – outward declaration of our faith in Christ.
  3. It is an identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And this has spiritual blessings attached to it.
  4. It strengthens our faith. This ordinance helps us reflect on the work accomplished by Christ on the cross.
  5. It is a witness, both to the world and to the brethren. When we are baptised, we testify to the world that a new life has begun.

If you have believed, you must be baptized.


It strengthens our faith


If you have believed, you must be baptized.

Prayer for today

Lord, I am ready to obey your word on water baptism.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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