A baptism is a public declaration of your faith.
If you are new to following Jesus and haven’t been baptised yet, we would like to invite you to be baptised. It’s a public sign that you’re setting out on an exciting journey with Jesus Christ and becoming part of the church family at regen.
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. This means salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for their sins.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you are ready to be baptised. Just like a bride and groom show people their love for one another by wearing wedding rings, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now living for him.
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
It symbolises what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptised, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse people in water because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modelled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in him.
Some churches choose to christen infants. While we recognise the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer; rather, it shows that you already believe.