Getting Baptism Right
Join Pastor Blake Gideon as he begins a new series on Sunday, August 5, at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM "Getting Baptism Right" with a Baptism Celebration on Sunday, August 26.
At Edmond’s First Baptist Church, we celebrate believer’s baptism by immersion. This means that we only baptize those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. We do not believe that baptism forgives one of their sins, but rather symbolizes the forgiveness that has already occurred through faith in Jesus. Immersion baptism involves being dipped down into the water and raised up out of it. This is a symbolic act, representing the believer’s union with Christ. In the same way that He was buried and resurrected, the believer has died to sin and is now alive to walk in the newness of life.