Thousands upon thousands of sons and daughters took their first act of faith, which is water baptism, on March 9, 2019, during the Kingdom Baptismal Rites for Davao Region. Through the message of the Appointed Son of God, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, these souls have understood the true essence of salvation which is accepting the Almighty Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, not just as Savior but as God and King.
The baptismal act, which involves the complete bodily immersion in water, symbolizes new life and new beginning – from being sinners to becoming true sons and daughters of the Father through repentance.
“I’m so glad and blessed that out of the millions of people in the world, He picked me. Now, I am excited to take my first act of faith. Praise the Father!” Dexler Largo, a young teen, warmly expressed before taking his turn to be immersed in the water.
The newly-baptized Kingdom citizens were thankful that the Appointed Son came to give his motivational message for them. “This is just your first act. After this is the fire. It will test you if you are really committed to His Will. You will be tested or even persecuted. But I want you to be victorious. I did it so you can do it also,” Pastor Apollo said to the cheering of the newly birthed sons and daughters of the Father.