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.”
If you have decided you would like to be baptized, you can register for baptism using the form below or you can contact Pastor Steve at 330-872-7055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Baptist Church
Newton Falls, Ohio 44444
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