Water baptism is an act of obedience that follows conversion to portray symbolically the washing away of our sins. Water baptism calls for immersion. The Greek word "baptism" means to immerse, submerse and emerge.
The baptism itself does not bring salvation; salvation inspires the water baptism. It should be the first thing we do after we are "born again." Those who have received Jesus in their hearts should desire to follow Him in this ordinance (John 1:29-31).
Anyone who receives water baptism must realize what it means to receive it; therefore, infant baptism is not Scriptural. One must repent and be saved to be baptized. Water baptism portrays the burial of the old man and his works of death and the raising out of the water into the new life in Christ. An infant cannot repent. However, parents can dedicate their babies to the Lord.
Upcoming Water Baptism Services in 2019
|Sunday 3:30 pm at ICA Main Auditorium||Registration Deadline||A New Life Class|
|March 31||March 17||April 7 & 14|
|June 30||May 31||June 9, 16 & 23|
|September 29||August 30||September 8, 15 & 22|
|November 24||October 25||November 3, 10 & 17|
To register, please fill in the Application Form and return to us. We will schedule you to our next water baptism when we have enough candidates.