WHAT IS BAPTISM?
The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism allows a believer to communicate to the world that heart-felt commitment. Baptism doesn’t make you a Christian; only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward sign of the commitment you have made in your heart.
- Because Jesus was baptized that way (Matthew 3:16)
- Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion (for example: Acts 8:38-39)
- The word “baptize” means “to dip under water"
- It best symbolized a burial and resurrection (see Romans 6:1-11)