Christian baptism is one of two ordinances that Jesus instituted for the church. Just before His ascension, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19–20). These instructions specify that the church is responsible to teach Jesus’ word, make disciples, and baptize those disciples. These things are to be done everywhere (“all nations”) until “the very end of the age.” So, if for no other reason, baptism has importance because Jesus commanded it. —www.gotquestions.org
Baptism at AHBC
At Allen Heights Baptist Church, we believe that once a person understands the gospel, believes and confesses on Jesus as their Lord and Savior, in other words, you are “born again” (John 3) according to the Scriptures, your baptism is telling the world that you are a follower of Jesus. It is a testimony of the change in your life. The word baptism in Greek means to “immerse” which simply means to dip under the water. This is why we fully dunk people when they are baptized. Jesus was baptized this way too.
A few details to share with you:
1.) We don’t just dunk you. When you lean back into the water, you are representing a death to your sinful life. When you come up out of the water, you are representing new life in Christ. You are sharing the gospel when you do this. You are identifying with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
2.) We say the words, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 commands that we do this.
3.) Once you make a profession of faith, you should not wait. Follow in baptism.
4.) We celebrate baptisms at Allen Heights Baptist Church. Invite your family, neighbors and friends!
If you are interested in baptism, please contact our Church Office.
Phone: 972-727-9136 • E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see a video with more information about baptism click on this link:
Five Basic Facts About Baptism