We believe water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation. We believe the church is the local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
What is the meaning of baptism?
Baptism is an outward expression of the inward change that has taken place once you accept Christ as your Savior and acknowledge Him as Lord. It is a symbol of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), as well as a symbol of your new life as a Christian (Romans 6:4).
Does baptism make me a Christian?
Baptism does not make you a Christian, it shows that you already are one. Baptism does not “save” you, only your faith in Christ does that (Ephesians 2:8-9). Baptism is like a wedding ring; it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart.
Who should be baptized?
Every person who has made the decision to believe in Christ (Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12). The only requirement for baptism is belief in Christ. We do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe.