Jesus stepped into human history over 2,000 years ago. He lived for 33 years, fully God and fully man. He is the son of God and came to bring peace to a world at war with itself. Jesus chose to sacrifice himself on the cross so that whoever believes in him could have eternity with him in heaven. He took on the weight of all the wrong + darkness humanity had ever created and stood in the gap for us to be seen as pure and blameless in the sight of God. Jesus taught us how to live by faith, be known by love, and be a voice of hope to the world.
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, a new believer is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This is the next Biblical step after salvation and should be celebrated publicly with family and friends!
[Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; Acts 10:47-48]