Affirm your faith


The Bible teaches us that the first step after repenting of our sins and placing our faith and trust in Jesus is to declare it to the local church and the whole world through Baptism (Acts 8:12, 35-38, 16:31-34).  Baptism is the first step of obedience for all new believers (Acts 2:38-42)!

At Emmanuel Baptist Church of Miami, we want to help you in sharing your story with the world and to proclaim how Jesus saved you!

Baptism is a one-time act that shows someone’s initial belief in Christ.  Finally, Baptism is a necessary requirement for church membership as it shows you are uniting with the body of Christ, His Church (Ephesians 4:1-6).



Are you ready to learn more about Baptism at Emmanuel and take your next step?  Call us for Baptism Class or by texting BAPTISM

to 786-386-0355 to register !

More about Baptism

Baptism is an outward, physical sign of an inward, spiritual reality.  Baptism is the act of being immersed in water as a symbol of a believer’s identification with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-5Colossians 2:12).  Baptism does not save us, but instead, it is an act that tells the world we have been saved by Jesus Christ through our faith in Him.  


The Bible teaches in Romans 6 that Baptism symbolizes two things:

- As we are lowered down into the water, we are identifying ourselves with Christ’s death on our behalf.  We are admitting that our sinful self is being put to death, and we are declaring that Jesus has paid the penalty of death for us.  Baptism paints a picture of sin being washed away through repentance (Matthew 3:111 Peter 3:21).

- As we are raised out of the water, we are identifying ourselves with Jesus’ resurrection which brings us abundant, eternal life!  Furthermore, Baptism displays our unity with Christ as we put to death the old self and put on the new self (Galatians 3:26-28).

What if I was already baptized as an infant?

If you were baptized as an infant, we would encourage you to participate in a believer’s baptism.  Whoever made the decision for your infant baptism decided that on your behalf.  We would encourage you to make the conscious decision for yourself as a believing adult.  The question we would encourage you to ask yourself is, “Did I truly trust Christ as my Lord and Savior at the time of my baptism?”  If your answer to this question is “YES”, then we see no need to repeat the ordinance.  However, if you were too young to remember, or if you were baptized for reasons beyond your understanding, we encourage you to move forward with a believer’s baptism.