Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” Then Philip opened his mouth and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
Jesus commands us to baptize others and set the example by being baptized Himself.
- Baptism is a symbolic act for someone who has turned from their sin, and are trusting and following Jesus Christ. It is not an act of salvation.
- Baptism is a picture of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
- The person is immersed in the water symbolizing they have died to their sin. Then they are brought back up showing they are now alive in Christ.