The word Baptism comes from the Greek word baptizo, which means to dip or immerse. In the Old Testament and Jewish writings, there are four types of Baptism mentioned: purification, initiation, repentance, and identification. In the New Testament, there is one primary type of Baptism mentioned. It is a Baptism that symbolizes identification into a community of followers by immersion under water. Commonly, in the New Testament, Baptism immediately followed conversion of an individual who placed his/her faith in Christ.
Baptism is symbolic of new life in Christ. In every New Testament command and instance of Baptism, repentance and faith precede Baptism. We strongly encourage all those who profess faith in Christ to be baptized as a sign of obedience.
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