But I think the most beautiful reason for baptism lies in the symbolism that the apostle Paul outlines so clearly in Romans 6: "...when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death...For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives" (v3-4).
Think about that! In one instant we are plunged beneath the water--buried with Christ--and in the next we come surging out of the water--raised to a new life in Him. Through baptism we say farewell to an old way of life and to sin. And through baptism we greet a new life made possible by Christ's sacrifice on the Cross and by His Spirit's work within us. And that is the beauty of baptism!
Have you accepted Christ as your Savior? If so, have you been baptized? We are actually going to be baptizing some folks on November 20th, 2011 and if you'd like to baptized, let us know. Just contact any of our staff. If November 20th doesn't work for you, still contact us and we'll work it out!
The beauty of baptism seen at Camp Sharon.