Baptism is a common practice amongst Christians and has been a tradition since the biblical days. American Steeples & Baptistries is a proud family-owned and run company with strong Christian values. We manufacture high-quality baptistries at great prices to ensure your church is equipped with its needs. Keep reading to learn about the purpose of baptism and the significance of baptistries in your church.
The Purpose of Baptism
Baptism is an act of obedience and a public declaration of faith and commitment to Jesus Christ. After salvation through repentance and faith, it is the next step for new believers and an important foundation for Christian life.
Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. During a baptism, entrance into the water symbolizes Christ’s death on the cross and burial in the tomb. It represents a burial of your old life. Coming up out of the water symbolizes Christ’s resurrection. It represents God raising you from the dead in order to walk in the newness of life through Christ.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” -2 Corinthians 5:17
Baptism is an outward symbol of one’s personal commitment to love, trust, and hope in Christ, and it must be lived out daily. Baptism will not “save” someone, as only faith in Christ does. Baptism itself does not make one a believer or provide a new life but instead displays that you are a believer and functions as a testimony of faith. In baptism, believers are baptized into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to confirm their position in Christ. Baptism connects you to other believers that are the “body of Christ.”
“For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body.” -1 Corinthians 12:12-13
It’s also important to note that baptisms are not only for babies. All people who make the decision to believe in Christ should be baptized, no matter their age when they repent and trust in Jesus!
The Significance of Baptistries
Baptistries are part of a church where baptisms are administered. The word “baptize” comes from the Greek word “baptizō” which means “to completely immerse or submerge in water.” Baptism is done by water immersion, as all Biblical baptisms were done this way, and baptistries allow for this to be possible inside churches.
It is important to choose a type of baptistry suitable for your space, the size of your congregation, and the style of your church. We offer three main types of baptistries to choose from and a customization option, depending on your circumstances. There are also theological reasons for baptistry shapes. If you are considering replacing a baptistry or adding a new one to your church building, we can help you in the process to ensure you have a quality baptistry to last for years to come.
How American Steeples & Baptistries Can Serve You
As a proud leader in baptistry production, we have many different baptistry models to select from, including single-entry baptistries, double-entry baptistries, portable baptistries, and custom baptistries. We also offer baptistry accessories to cater to your every need! American Steeples & Baptistries is a proud, family-owned and run company that manufactures church steeples, baptistries, and crosses. We have a commitment to great customer service, excellent prices, and exceptional quality. Contact us if you’re looking to replace or get a new baptistry!