Algonac Baptist Church

1003 Washington St. Algonac, MI 48001

Baptism at Algonac Baptist Church

 

 Jesus Christ gave the church two ordinances and commanded the church to observe them. An ordinance is a ceremony appointed by Christ to be practiced by the church as a visible sign of the saving truth of the Christian faith.

 

The Meaning of Baptism:

It is identification with Christ (Colossians 2:12).

It demonstrates our death, burial and resurrection with Christ (Romans 6:3-5).

It demonstrates, but does not bring salvation.

 

The Method of Baptism:

Jesus came up out of the water (Matthew 3:16).

When there was a baptism done in the Bible there was always much water (John 3:23).

Baptism was done by going down into the water (Acts 8:38).

The word “baptize” means “to submerge or immerse”. Sprinkling of babies or adults is not taught in the Bible.

 

The Motive for Baptism:

It is God’s command (Matthew 3:16).

Jesus told us that if we love Him we will keep His commandments (John 14:15).

Baptism brings personal joy (Acts 8:37-39)

 

Baptism is Performed After Salvation:

Being saved comes first and then baptism by immersion is to follow. (Acts 8:37; 16:14, 33; 18:8).