One Reason Why We Must Be Baptize
By Rational Boy
3rd February, 2022
Christians get baptized to celebrate God’s grace, salvation, and new life in their lives. How could you not celebrate if someone had just saved you from an old life of sin and death and transferred you into a kingdom of light?
This is how the Ethiopian eunuch felt in Acts chapter 8 after Philip told him about the gospel and who Jesus was.
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.
Acts 8:36-39 ESV
First of all, how cool is it that the Holy Spirit teleported Philip? But that’s another conversation for another day because now we’re talking about how amazing Jesus’ saving power is that it would move us to celebrate him through baptism.
Baptism is a way for Christians to rejoice in the testimony God has given them and when done publicly, it can even encourage other believers too.