“Okay, I am a Christian now. What is my next step?”
We are glad you asked. You are on a wonderful path now, and in an awesome family, the family of God.
In the first century, when people put their faith in Jesus and became Christians, their next step was to be baptized.
“So what is that?”
Baptism is an outward symbol of in inward change. The purpose is to publicly demonstrate to others what has taken place in your heart.
Baptism is a great picture of what has happened. Baptism literally means, “to immerse,” in the Greek language. So you get into water, and someone dunks you and brings you up again.
This is a picture of what Jesus did in dying on the cross and rising again. When we are baptized, we identify with him in his death and resurrection, showing that we have died to our old self, and have been raised up to new life in Jesus Christ!
It’s not magic, it’s just a symbol of inward transformation.
So, if you are ready to make this next step, please tell us.