Top 10 Reasons To Get Baptized

Top 10 Reasons To Get Baptized

Baptism is a great experience. When you are baptized, the Church gives you a special name and an important role in the church community. Getting baptized is an important step in your journey of faith in God.

It’s believed that being baptized can help people develop a spiritual life, participate more fully in their local church community and live with the hope of eternal life.

This blog post will cover our top 10 reasons why you should consider getting baptized:

Top 10  Reasons To Get Baptized

Let’s take a look at 10 reasons why as a Christian, you must get baptized either with water or with the Holy Spirit or both.

1. To Confess our Commitment to Christ publicly

Baptism is a public display of acceptance to be committed to Christ. it is telling the world that you identify with Christ, his death and resurrection.

When we get baptized, our family, friends and even enemies are witnesses as we have publicly embraced being a member of the body of Christ. Our proclamation can uplift people and let them know they’re not alone.

We publicly declare that we have chosen to follow Jesus when we become baptized while also working actively to assist and uplift our brothers and sisters in Christ.

2. Christ’s exemplary baptized

Jesus Christ Himself, who is the Son of God underwent baptism and as such, we who are followers should follow in his footsteps.

If the sinless Son of God was willing to humble himself in the presence of sinners and receive baptism, then we as his followers ought to be willing to do the same.

Jesus had travelled from Galilee down to the city of Jordan to receive John’s baptism. John, however, made an effort to dissuade him by asking, “Why do you come to me seeing that it is I who should rather be baptized by you?”

But rather Jesus answered him and said that it was important that John baptized him to fulfil the prophesy and satisfy all righteousness, to this which John accepted.

After being baptized, Jesus immediately came forth out of the water. Heaven suddenly opened, and he witnessed the Spirit of God falling on him like a dove.

This was a confirmation of his identity as the Son of God and Apostleship

3. The symbolism of Christ’s Death and Resurrection

Baptism gives a symbolic representation of our death to sin and resurrection to life in Christ. When you are submerged in the water, you symbolically become dead and the water that covers your body is the purification item that washes off all the sins and then you emerged out of the water, pure and forgiven.

The baptism of the holy spirit carried the same effect as once the holy spirit comes upon you, it washed aware of all things that are not supposed to be on you and makes you whole and dwells in you.

A repentant sinner needs baptism as a symbolic cleansing exercise for purification.

4. To Celebrate the Forgiveness of Sin

Through repentance, you are cleansed from your sins and one of the best ways to celebrate our repentance is through baptism.

Let’s examine the biblical perspective on God forgiving you of your sins.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (GNS)

Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, and a new has come.

You can be referred to as God’s Son when you are baptized. God pardons our transgressions, and you are given fresh white linen.

You must demonstrate a change of heart and a complete renunciation of the actions you initially used to take for your sins to be atoned for. Christians never outgrow the need for repentance; every day is an opportunity to conform our thoughts to those of Jesus.

We start acting differently than we used to, and we discover that we are unable to perform the actions that we used to be able to. With a fresh perspective, we start to adore things we once hated and reject things we once liked.

We start to behave and think more like Jesus with the aid of the Holy Spirit. Christians never outgrow the need for repentance; every day is an opportunity to conform our thoughts to those of Jesus.

As time goes on, we start to notice that we have entirely changed. Our baptism causes a complete change in our attitudes, personalities, and behaviors. You won’t notice these changes immediately, but with time.

5. Christ Commands It

Baptism is a command by God to all his followers. As believers, you ought to follow in the footsteps of God. This stands out as one of the most significant reasons for needing to get baptized among others.

Jesus’ first instruction to you after repentance is to be baptized.

The way to follow God’s commandments is through baptism, which is the outward sign of your faith in Christ. Baptism is also a good opportunity for you to express your commitment to Christ’s mission and ministry through service, both inside and outside the church.

Jesus Instructed His disciples to follow three (3) significant processes after baptism. These three processes are:

  1. You create disciples,
  2. You baptize them,
  3. You become committed to learning and devoting yourself to following God.

Baptism is a sign that you are willing to die with Christ so that you may live with him forever. By following this commandment, you show your willingness to be baptized and then keep all other commandments of God.

6. To Declare Our Faith

One way we can publicly show our belief in Christ is through baptism. Baptism also acts as a faith builder that ensures our faith in God is strengthened. By baptism, it means you have publicly accepted Christ and identified with Him.

A baptized person is seen to be an individual with a renewed mind and a strong faith in Christ. When faced with persecution, He or She will easily be identified as a follower of Christ as a result of baptism.

This is a good thing, as in the world we live in today, a lot of people are scared about being identified as sons and daughters of Christ, whereas the true sons and daughters of God are not ashamed of the Gospel and undergoing baptism is one string way to prove it.

With the aid of the Holy Spirit who is within us, we can publicly declare our faith and stand with God.

7. To Denote Our Position Within The Body Of Christ

Why it is very crucial and beneficial for you to be baptized to distinguish yourself as a full member in the body of Christ on earth and that you are no longer just an ordinary person.

Ephesians 4:16 (GNS)

Under his control, all the different parts of the body fit together, and the whole body is held together by every joint with which it is provided. So when each separate part works as it should, the whole body grows and builds itself up through love.

According to the above scripture, we can see that as Christians we form a part of a whole. The body of Christ can be likened to a whole human being form with various parts such as The Head, Neck, Shoulders, Legs and so on.

when we are baptized, we become a part of this body and our actions and daily activities’ adds to the growth of the body of Christ. This goes also points out the importance of baptism as it is essential to becoming a part of the body of Christ

8. To Humble Us

Being baptized humbles us because it is really difficult to look impressive while just emerging from underneath the water.

A few persons are hesitant to be baptized because they don’t want to disgrace themselves in front of others, while others have people who are still of the opinion that they should only pray and follow Christ.

Baptism starts a rebirth that should influence how we conduct ourselves as Christians in the society we live in.

But Jesus is the one who gave the order and gave the example of being baptized in public. we become humble to the lord when we are baptized.

James 4:10 (GNS)

Humble yourself before the lord,  and he will lift you.

This scripture goes forth to speak about the instructions of God on how his children should live. A humble lifestyle before him and a promise to lift us when we submit ourselves in humility to him.

One sign of showing humility is being baptized publicly. It symbolizes total surrendering to God and His Son Jesus.

9. Relationship With The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity is the fundamental concept in Christianity. It is the belief that God has three distinct, but equal and complementary roles: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Baptism is an important step in establishing a relationship with the Holy Trinity. It’s a way you can begin to understand and accept that these three persons are a unity, although they exist separately from each other in their roles.

Baptism also helps you understand that you are a part of God’s family and therefore have been mandated with a responsibility to help others in need.

Let’s take a look at the biblical explanation of the Holy Trinity.

Matthew 28:19–20 (GNS)

Go, then, to all people everywhere and, make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

According to the scripture, we see that baptism brings us into a relationship with the Holy Trinity. This is done through water baptism or through affirming our faith in Christ and accepting him as our Savior.

Baptism allows us to enter into a covenant with God and strengthens our hope that we will one day see him face-to-face.

10. Victory Over Satan

Being baptized means a total break free from Satan and a pledge of loyalty to Christ. Being baptized equips you to defeat Satan.  The enemy will make every effort to prevent you from receiving baptism because he is aware that it is a step you must take to win Him Spiritually.

James 4:7 (GNS)

So then, Submit to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.

As evident in the Bible, God had given us the power to rebuke the Devil and his devices but to access this power and authority we need to be baptized.

Just like the disciples of Jesus who were baptized with the Holy Spirit, they receive the courage to resist and rebuke the Devil and perform miracles in the name of Jesus.


We hope that these 10 reasons will move you to decide about taking up your baptism. If you do decide to get baptized, please let us know the answers to these questions:

1) Why did you want to get baptized?

2) Why did you want to get baptized now?

3) Who did you want to be involved in your baptism?

We would love to hear from you.

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