QAHow should I be baptized?The definition of baptism denotes how and where you should be
baptized: immersion in living water.
The way a
person is baptized carries great spiritual significance. We bow
our heads in baptism in the likeness of His death, to signify
dying with Christ. Full immersion signifies the complete burial
of the old self. In addition to this spiritual significance,
baptism in the correct manner actually results in the effect of
death and burial of the old self and the resurrection of the new
person (Rom 6:3-5; Col
of salvation has the spiritual power to cleanse sins. Water
baptism is thus different from the traditional ablution of the
Jews or proselyte baptism. It is not a mere ritual. It must be
performed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ because a person
is baptized into Christ, who forgives sins through baptism (Gal
3:27; Acts 2:38).
4:5 points out that there is "one Lord, one faith, one
baptism." All true believers must believe in the same Lord,
hold the same faith, and receive the same baptism. It is
important to know what the Bible says about how one should be
baptized. We also follow the examples that the Lord Jesus and
the disciples set.