In a recent Facebook video post, Joel Osteen ministries celebrated the baptism of several families using the scripture verse in Mark 16:16, where Jesus says, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved.”
“More than Five-Hundred people, including children, adults and even a man who traveled all the way from Boston were baptized this weekend with their Lakewood Church Family,” the video caption read.
The footage compilation featured a dressed down Osteen performing the biblical ordinance. After being baptized, one by one each child looked into the camera and shared what the experience meant to them.
Below is a transcript of some of those comments.
“It means you’re going to wash your sins away.”
“When you get baptised you’re going to follow Jesus”
“I get to start over.”
“It means I’m getting born again, not spiritually but physically.”