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    Getting baptised

    Hello,

    As some of you may know, I just joined the Baptist church. I really like it there and soon, the date is not set yet, I'm getting baptised
    This is so important for me and I'm soooooooo exited about it. I'm going to accept Jesus as the Lord of my life. :love:

    I'm busy with writing my denomination and thinking about it a lot. I'm also reading a lot ( because I'm so new to it ). I know that when you get baptised you're going to live your life the best like Jesus did. I'm now thinking about it, what it all means. Can anybody help me with pointing things out how to live the best like Jesus did ?
    I so want to do it the right way ! It's all so overwhelming to me, I could really use some guide-lines. ( I know you should be forgiving and not break any of the 10 commandmends, but is there more ? ) Thank you !

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    Hi Mirjam,

    this is great news, fit for the Kingdom.

    I will answer you in sections. One step at a time.

    Do not let anything I say here put you off, but rather, be strengthened in your conviction... your faith and determination, your confidence in Jesus.

    OK.

    First, ask yourself why you are getting baptised.

    I know that when you get baptised you're going to live your life the best like Jesus did. I'm now thinking about it, what it all means. Can anybody help me with pointing things out how to live the best like Jesus did ?

    Getting baptised is about YIELDING to Jesus. It is repenting and turning to Him, being immersed in Him, being grafted to Him, that He may live His life in and through you. It is not you living the best, but Him living the best in you and through you.
    It is also entering into His grace for you, where the good you do is Him doing that good, and for you, it is being exalted to live your life, hidden in Him.

    Remember, it is in believing that you are saved, not what you do. Now this does not mean to live recklessly, God forbid, but it means that you do not need to strive to live the best.

    You already believe. Getting baptised is sealing your commitment to the Lord. He is faithful and true, and does not need to seal His faithfulness, but we must make that move in faith to declare our faith... to move into His Kingdom, so to speak.

    You believe. He does the rest.

    We keep the comandments because He puts a new Spirit in us. You already desire to live well for Him, and this is because He has made all things new for you.

    Keeping the 10 commandments is only something He can do, so if you want to do this, you need to let Him do it for you.

    It is because He first loved us that we love him. Therefore, my advice to you is to thank Him, to rejoice in Him, to praise Him, to have your hope in Him, to trust Him and to love Him. If you do this, Mirjam, then living the best for Him and keeping His commandments will come naturally, and will be your new life.

    People used to attempt to keep the 10 commandments and because they failed, a price had to be paid, much like in our lands today, if we break the law of the land. Jesus paid our price at Calvary, and we now live according to the life He gives us, because He gives us life.

    It is only by grace we are saved, not by our good works.

    hope this helps.

    Bless you ...><>

    Br. Bear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Br. Bear View Post
    It is because He first loved us that we love him. Therefore, my advice to you is to thank Him, to rejoice in Him, to praise Him, to have your hope in Him, to trust Him and to love Him. If you do this, Mirjam, then living the best for Him and keeping His commandments will come naturally, and will be your new life.Br. Bear
    Thank you for this explanation ! I understand it better now. I got the idea baptising was mostly about you leading the most 'perfect" life, this was troubling me because that sounds almost impossible to do. ( it was in the desciption of being baptised on the site of the church ). But now I'm more confident that I'm fit to be baptised, because I can love, thank, praise and trust Jesus.

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    Congratulations on your decision dear sister, I can still remember my Baptism and the first one I ever helped assist in, it's just so powerful! Think of this way, you go down in the water and leave your old life there and come up a new creature in Christ Jesus. Blessings and peace unto you. Christ himself set the example of baptism, you are beginning your road of following in His footsteps.

    In Christ,

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    1 Thessalonians 5:17
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    Congrads sister :girl_hug::girl_hug:

    Im looking forward to getting baptised, im just waiting for a dear friend of mine who is pastor i really want him to be there, cant wait though,
    Congrads again xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxx
    Mounty :shade:

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    Yeah I'm getting baptized May 24th. Been a true Christian for some months now; been baptized by the holy spirit, but still want to be baptized by water. :) I'm excited!!! :D I'll finally get baptized. Our congregation is having a picnic down at the beach which will also be a water baptism service.
    May God bless you

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