When we submit to water baptism according to
God’s plan, God honors our obedient faith and
remits our sin. Therefore, baptism must be part of the
new birth, for how could there be a new, spiritual life
until the old life of sin is erased? Until sin and its
punishment are washed away there can be no
eternal life in God’s kingdom
Baptism was taught by Jesus
as part of the new birth experience.
John 3:5, Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16
Baptism requires the literal use of water.
John 3:23, Acts 8:36, Acts10:47-48
Baptism must be by immersion.
Immersion is the only mode of baptism the
Bible records. The word baptism comes from
the Greek word bapto, which means “to dip.”
Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Acts 8:38-39
Baptism must be in Jesus Name.
Christian baptism is to be administered
“in the name of Jesus.” This means to invoke or call
the name Jesus orally at water baptism.
Acts 2:38, Acts 8:12,16, Acts 10:48,
Acts 19:5, Acts 22:16
Baptism in Jesus Name
is the only way to be saved.
Acts 4:12, Acts 2:21, Acts 10:43