For years, the churches of Christ have been known for emphasis on the topic of baptism. Baptism has been a constant discussion among theologicals for hundreds, it not a couple thousand years.
As various religious groups have found themselves divided over baptism, it is key to look at what the Bible says regarding baptism. One overlooked passage is Romans 6.1-14. For instance, look at a few of the questions and let Romans 6 answer them:
Is baptism really important?
- “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” (Romans 6.3)
- When one is baptized they are baptized into Christ – that is really important.
What does baptism do?
- “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.” (Romans 6.4)
- Baptism connects one with the death of Jesus and the raising to walk in a new life – that is really important.
Is baptism necessary?
- “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 6:5)
- To be united with Christ, you must be baptized – that is really important.
Just some thoughts,