In some churches, baptism has been watered down and become a matter of personal preference. In other churches it has been given powers to save. Scripture teaches us that is a special gift for the church that points to salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone. We cannot afford to be lethargic about baptism nor can we be idolatrous about baptism. Baptism is a sign given to the church which marks those who belong to Jesus.
Scripture: Matt 3:16-17; Rom 6:3-4; 1 John 5:11-12