Baptism at NewSpring – part 2

Our baptism services are one of the most exciting services we get to be a part of as a church. Our next baptism service is Saturday, February 9th. If you are interested in participating in this baptism service, all you need to do is go to the baptism page on our website and fill out a baptism registration form. This page also has one of Perry’s messages that you can listen to on baptism.

Here is the next section of our baptism facts page:

III. Why Be Baptized By Immersion?

A. Because Jesus was baptized that way.

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water.” (Matthew 3:16)

B. Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.

(for example) “…then both Philip and the man went down into the water and Philip

baptized him. When they came up out of the water…” (Acts 8:38-39)

C. The word “baptize” means “to dip under water.”

D. It best symbolized a burial and resurrection (see Romans 6:1-11).

E. The founders of the major denominations agree:

Martin Luther (founder of Lutheran denomination):

“I would have those who are to be baptized to be entirely immersed, as the word imports and the mystery signifies.”

John Calvin (founder of Presbyterian denomination):

“The word “baptize” signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient church.”

John Wesley (founder of Methodist and Wesleyan denomination):

“Buried with Him” alludes to baptizing by immersion according to the custom of the first church.”

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