Baptism at Bugiri Baptist Church
How Baptism Relates to Jesus
- It means we have turned from the old life of sin to a new life in Jesus Christ and that what Bugiri Baptist Church Proclaim.
- We are publicly identifying with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.
- When you are baptized, you are visually preaching the gospel. As you stand in the water waiting to be baptized, first, you symbolize Jesus dying on the cross. Second, you symbolize Jesus buried in the tomb as you are lowered into the water. As you are raised from the water, you symbolize Jesus rising from the dead.
When we enter the waters of baptism, we proclaim the gospel message. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and lives again. By joining in baptism, we’re identifying ourselves with Him. Romans 6:4 says we have been buried with Him through baptism into death. We’re now dead to the power of sin. Being raised up out of the water expresses our new life in Christ and our union with Him.