WHAT IS BAPTISM?
CHRISTIAN BAPTISM IS THE IMMERSION IN WATER OF A BELIEVER
"And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove."
BAPTISM IDENTIFIES THE BELIEVER WITH CHRIST
"Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life"
BAPTISM IS A PREREQUISITE TO BECOMING A CHURCH MEMBER
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”