The New Testament records two practices we are commanded to follow: Communion/Lord’s Supper and Baptism. There are three baptisms in the Bible:
1. Baptized in blood of Jesus – salvation
2. Baptized in Holy Spirit – power for living
3. Baptized in Water – repent and be baptized
Water Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. It was unheard of in early church for a person NOT to be water baptized. Believe and be baptized. It was a big deal to Jesus, a big deal to apostle Paul, a big deal to River of Life and should be a big deal to every believer!
Who should be baptized?
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It demonstrates new life in Christ and tells about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. New Testament baptism is always by immersion and only practiced after a person becomes a Christian. In the book of Acts, every conversion (non-Christian to Christian) described in the Bible - baptism is mentioned
Why get baptized?
To obey Jesus.
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Water baptism is one of the most important steps a believer in Jesus Christ takes.