Meaning of Baptism
Questions for candidates before the day of baptism :
You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
For a professing believer :
What fruit/evidence have you seen in your life since you were saved? ( Their walk : enjoys using their gifts, enjoys being involved with other believers, etc.)
And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. I Jn 2:3-6
At the time of baptism :
________________, are you trusting in Jesus Christ alone for forgiveness of your sins, your salvation & hope of heaven? Because of your testimony I baptize you in the name of the Father & the Son & the Holy Spirit. Go and serve our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ faithfully.
by Dave Smith, D.Min.