The scriptures tell us to be baptized... but what does that mean?
What is a Biblical baptism? Who should do it, and when?

 
Principle 8 of 10
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8. Water Baptism -- Sprinkle or Immerse?
DAILY Bible Reading 1
DAILY Bible Reading
Faith 2
Faith
Evangelism 3
Evangelism
Prayer 4
Prayer
Spiritual Warfare 5
Spiritual Warfare
Fellowship 6
Fellowship
Giving Thanks 7
Giving Thanks
Water Baptism 8
Water Baptism
Tithing 9
Tithing
Troubleshooting 10
Troubleshooting


The Bible Says , "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. . ." (Acts 2:38). There is therefore no question as to whether or not you should be baptized. The questions are how, when, and by whom?

It would also seem clear from scripture that those who were baptized, were fully immersed in water. Here's one reason why:

"And John was also baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there..." (John 3:23).

If John was merely sprinkling believers, he would have only needed a cup full of water.

Being immersed under the water represents you being buried with Him in His death.  As you are coming out of the water it represents being raised with Him to a new life!

The Philippian jailer and his family were baptized at midnight, as soon as they believed. So what are you waiting for?

Who should baptize you? It is clear from Scripture that other believers had the privilege, but check with your pastor, he may want the honor himself.

Some believe there is a part of the work of salvation that happens during water baptism, most Christians believe it is simply a public proclamation of your new faith.  Either way, it is definitely a symbol of your death and resurrection with Christ and we are commanded to be baptized as believers, so just do it! 

To read all the passages about baptism written to New Testament believers in the books of Acts through Revelation click here.

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Tithing or giving money