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Baptism

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 ESV

Our responsibility as the Church is to grow others in the knowledge and love of Christ through discipleship to an extent that they must make a public declaration of their faith through Baptism. Through baptism, we publicly declare to others that we have been washed clean through the death of Jesus Christ. Through baptism we publicly state that we have been reborn with Jesus through His resurrection.

Baptism does not wash away our sins - since Christ's blood has already done that when we first believed. And baptism does not seal us unto God since the Holy Spirit has already done that at the moment of our salvation. Instead, baptism is an act of obedience to our God since He has commanded that all believers to be baptised.

At Mackay Baptist Church, we uphold the biblical principal that the ordinance of baptism is by way of immersion for every believer who professes their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The "Baptist FAQ" page provides a lot more information about the purpose and history of baptism and how this applies to the Baptist Church.

How Can I Be Baptised?

Any believer in Christ who has repented from sin and chosen to follow Jesus is welcome to be baptised. Mackay Baptist Church regularly runs a brief study for individuals or small groups on baptism. For more information about when these courses are running, please contact the Church Office.

At Mackay Baptist Church, we believe that the act of baptism is not made any more holy by the location or water used. We have baptised believers at a number of local beaches, the Pioneer River, swimming pool, purpose-built baptismal tanks and even spas.