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How 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 2:12).

The baptism 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).

Ephesians 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.

Publisher: True Jesus Church