What is Baptism?
Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. Christian baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Jesus. Baptism is a visible sermon of the gospel of Jesus Christ, identifying the Christian with his death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19–20; Rom. 6:1–11; 1 Cor. 12:13; Col. 2:12).
How is Someone Baptized?
The Greek word used for baptism in the New Testament, baptizo, means “to plunge, dip, or immerse in water.” In baptism, the believer is immersed beneath the water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We baptize Christians in the same way as Jesus: immersed in water and then brought up out of the water (Mark 1:10; Acts 8:34–39).
Who Should Be Baptized?
We believe a person is eligible when they are at the age of accountability and have received the gift of salvation. The New Testament consistently demonstrates that those who are baptized are people who have put their trust in Jesus and turned from sin. In addition, Jesus commanded that all Christians should be baptized