What is baptism?
Baptism is the final part of the Plan of Salvation as described in the book of Acts. Baptism is immersing the entire body under water.
Why should I be baptized?
We believe everyone has sinned. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) The cure for sin is Jesus. By accepting Him, we can have our sins washed away. "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38)
Christians are commanded by Jesus to be baptized. "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." (Matthew 28:19)
Baptism means to ‘dip, immerse or plunge’. New Testament baptism is the whole body being put under water. "We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." (Romans 6:4) As Jesus died, was buried and rose from the grave; baptism is a person dying to their sins, being buried in water and rising to a cleansed, holy life.
Who should be baptized?
Those who are old enough to believe and confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior; and who have repented/turned from their sin, are eligible and encouraged by God’s Word to be baptized.