Who Should be Baptised?
a. All who have received Christ as Lord and Saviour
"Those who accepted his message were baptized," (Acts 2:41)
b. Be baptised as soon as possible
i. In our Church, we encourage all believers who have received Christ as Lord and Saviour to get baptised as soon as possible.
"As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?" And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him" (Acts 8:36-38)
ii. However, to ensure that a person fully understands the meaning of baptism, we prefer baptising children after they have reached the age of 13 or older. Those aged 13 to 16 are considered minors, hence they would need to obtain parental blessing for their baptism.
iii. Believers often feel that they are not ready for baptism. When one thinks that way, he is actually saying that salvation is dependent on works. The truth is it has nothing to do with what a person does. It is totally dependent on the finished work of Christ on the cross. Believers often want to wait until they are "good enough". They will never be good enough if they go by what they do. But if they go by what Christ has done for them, they are already good enough.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:7-10)