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What is Baptism?

Jesus instructed His followers to remember His death and resurrection. He gave the church two visible symbols, called “ordinances,” as reminders. These two ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism by immersion is a one-time act of obedient identification with Jesus as Lord. It serves as an outward sign of conscious confession of repentance and faith

Our baptism is by immersion after salvation because it is a matter of:

Submission

Our Lord commanded all who become His disciples to be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20)

Identification

Our Lord was baptized as an example for us to identify (Mark 1:10)

Definition

The word “baptize” comes from the Greek word, “baptiso” meaning “to make fully wet, to dip or immerse.”

Representation

Only immersion baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new believer (Romans 6:3-4)

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