Jesus commands his followers to be baptized. As such, it is a matter of obedience and is deeply connected to salvation. The Bible clearly teaches that baptism follows a personal commitment to Jesus Christ. This precludes the baptism of babies, since they are unable to make a conscious choice to follow Christ.
In and of itself, baptism has no power to save. People can make a sincere commitment to Christ and be saved without ever being baptized. However, they miss out on the blessing of full obedience to the call of Christ. Our church does not accept baptism from churches that teach that it saves. As such, this is not biblical and is not true believer’s baptism.
The Greek word for baptism used in the original text of the Bible literally means to immerse, dip or plunge under water. Only immersion clearly depicts Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. Scripture teaches that baptism bears witness to this as the believer is buried in the waters and rises again from them. Any other mode of baptism fails to illustrate this, and as such, fails to follow the biblical model.
Baptisms are scheduled as needed. Visit with the pastor to set a date and to go over the basics of baptism.