baptism

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A biblical view of baptism

First and foremost, baptism is important. It is so important, in fact, that Jesus himself participated in it. Not only did he give us baptism, as he also did with the Lord’s Supper, but he underwent baptism. Luke 3:21 says that, “When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too.” He set the example, leading his flock both to and through the waters of baptism. He did not do this because he needed to be baptized, but because he was showing that baptism is an important step, the first step, on the journey of a Christian life.