By Nathan A. Finn
Dean, School Of Theology & Missions, Union University
As Baptist followers of Jesus Christ, we Southern Baptists have always emphasized the importance of believer’s baptism.
As we see it in Scripture, believer’s baptism is:
- A public testimony of a new believer’s faith in Christ and the church’s recognition of that faith (Acts 2:38-41; I Peter 3:21).
- A pictorial representation of the gospel the believer has responded to in faith (Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:11-12).
- The new covenant sign that a believer is part of the body of Christ (Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 4:5).
- A key component in faithfully fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).