Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to be baptized with water (Matthew 28:19-20). Jesus Himself was baptized with water at the beginning of his ministry (Mark 3:13-15, Luke 3:21)
Being baptised with water is a demonstration of our obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Further more, water baptism is a practical demonstration of a spiritual reality that has already taken place. “having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.” Colossians 2:12 NIV
A personal knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only requirement for water baptism. When you received the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, you took part in his death, burial and resurrection. In other words, you became alive to God and a child of God (John 1:10 – 12).
Water baptism simply signifies what has already taken place in your life (Romans 6: 1-5).
Symbol of Baptism By Immersion:
Being immersed in water and coming back up again is a symbol of death and resurrection. Just as Christ died and was resurrected we too will die and be resurrected. The Apostle Paul taught:
“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
“For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.” (Romans 6:3-5.)
Are you not yet Baptised? We are glad to help you. Contact the Baptism department at firstname.lastname@example.org