NFL, MLB Players Answer: Why Is Baptism Important?

ChurchLeaders | 11/30/2018 | Staff
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A video produced by Sports Spectrum features a handful of Christian NFL and MLB players and player’s wives explaining the significance of baptism.

“I want my water baptism to lead to a conversation to people who need to know outwardly what’s happened to me inwardly.” New Orleans Saint’s linebacker Demario Davis says.

Matthew - Slater - Receiver - New - England

Matthew Slater, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, says baptism should be significant to Christ-followers because one of the first things Jesus did was have John the Baptist baptize him.

Kyle Gibson, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, says baptism is something we’re called to do as believers. It’s also an act that declares, “Hey, you guys know that I’m a Christian, but I just want to publically do this because it’s something that we’re called to do.”

Iris - Ramirez - Wife - NFL - Player

Iris Ramirez, wife of former NFL player Manny Ramirez, says baptism is the “next step of obedience” after you have decided to follow God.

Former MLB player Lance Berkman says baptism is “a public demonstration of allegiance to Jesus.” Essentially, being baptized is a way of saying, “I...
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