BAPTISM
Through baptism, we share what God has done in our lives, and we commit to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. The word “baptize” means to dip or immerse under water. When a person is baptized, it represents his or her identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is an outward symbol of a person’s faith and decision to be a committed Christ-follower.
 
To learn more about what we believe and practice about baptism at MBC, we invite you to speak with one of our pastors during a visit. Or you can schedule a meeting with Pastor Todd during the week.
 
Depending on your faith background, you might have a few question regarding baptism. 
 
Here are a few frequently asked questions concerning baptism:
 
1) If I have not been baptized, do I need to be baptized in order to join this church?
Yes, Christian baptism is required of all members. We see baptism as an important step in identifying with Christ and His church. If you’ve never formally joined a church or been baptized, we’d love to have a conversation with you about it.
 
2) Does the act of baptism “save” me?
NO! Salvation is by God’s grace through faith (belief) in Jesus Christ alone. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Receiving baptism never did, and does not guarantee salvation.
 
3) How do you baptize new believers at M.B.C.?
Great question! Here at Munford Baptist we baptize by immersion. While there are different modes (ways to baptize), whether it is sprinkling, pouring, or full immersion, that isn’t the most important issue. Being obedient in baptism is the issue, not necessarily how that baptism is performed. Jesus stated in Matthew 28:19-20 – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, ….”
 
4) I was baptized at another church. Do I need to be re-baptized in order to join M.B.C.?
No you do not. As long as you were baptized on the right side of your salvation, meaning you were baptized after you were converted, then no. We believe that the Bible teaches that once is enough. As Paul says in Ephesians 4:5 – “There is…one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” If you were baptized in another church that professes Jesus Christ as Lord, then you do not have to be baptized again.