Jesus called on his apostles to “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
Baptism is not required to receive God’s salvation. However, all who have trusted Christ are encouraged to follow Him in baptism as a step of obedience.
The Bible’s word for “baptize” means “immerse, douse, or saturate.” In the two full accounts of baptism found in the New Testament, believers were immersed in water. Because of the meaning of the word “baptize” and the mode of the first baptisms, Alliance churches practice baptism by immersion.
Immersion in water symbolizes the end of the old way of life. Coming up out of the water represents the new life found in Christ. The person who was previously dead in sin has been made spiritually alive by the same power that raised Jesus from the grave. United with Him, the believer is released from the power of sin. Simply stated, baptism is an outward sign of an inward change.
Ready to be baptized?
If you’re a believer, you should be baptized! It doesn’t matter whether you were saved yesterday or many years ago… it’s time to take the next step in your faith journey. Just fill out the contact us form below with a note that you would like to be baptized and someone will get in touch with you shortly with instructions.