"Should I be baptised as a teenager or adult?" That depends on your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jesus made it clear that his disciples (or followers) should be baptised (Matthew 28:19,20). In the same way that Jesus died and rose again so, by being baptised, we show that we have died to sin and now live a new life in the power of the Holy Spirit (see Romans 6:4). Baptism is certainly an outward sign or symbol of what God is doing within your life - but is a whole lot more!
Baptism is also a way of announcing publicly that you are a Christian and that you want to wholeheartedly follow Jesus as Lord. There are many clear examples in the Bible to show that this was how people were admitted into fellowship in the early church (see Acts 8:34-39). In Acts 2:41 we read that 3,000 people were baptised after believing on the first day of the Christian church. Verses 38 and 39 make it clear that people who accept Christ as their saviour will come to be baptised.
"So, why should I be baptised?" Well, the Bible gives a number of reasons to be baptised:
Acts 2:38 - Ties repentance and baptism together.
Romans 6:1-7 pictures baptism with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. In the same way that He went through these things, so our in baptism we die to sin and are raised to “walk in newness of life” (live like Jesus).
Galatians 3:27 tells us that we “put on Christ” when we are baptised.
"So should I be baptised?" If you are a Christian and you have not yet been baptised, then 'yes'. Note, however, that the Church believes in 'one baptism' so if you were baptised as a child you don't need to be baptised again as an adult.
At Perth North Church we are delighted baptise Christians of any age. We would obvious assume that you are already part of our fellowship. If not ,then talk to your own minister or pastor - or come and join us! As well as our font (for the sprinkling of water - or 'aspersion') we have a portable baptismal pool for full immersion. Baptism can take place at any of our Sunday services - 9:30am, 11:00am or 6:30pm.
If you wish to discuss baptism for yourself as a teen or adult, speak to the minister in church or contact him via the church office.