Jesus was Baptized.
Jesus told His Church to Baptize;
therefore, we baptize in Jesus’ name.
The Apostle Peter said to the crowd listening to him, “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.”The Holy Bible, Acts 2:38
A Redeemed People…who follow the Lord in Believer’s Baptism
Baptism is a religious practice in Christian churches where a new follower of Jesus Christ is immersed (fully dipped) in water in the “name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT BAPTISM:
- JESUS WAS BAPTIZED – John the Baptist preached that all people should follow God with a baptism of repentance in anticipation of the coming of Christ (Matthew 3:11-12). Jesus was baptized by John at the beginning of His ministry as an act of righteousness (an action that pleases God). (Matthew 3:13-17).
- JESUS TOLD HIS CHURCH TO BAPTIZE – Christian baptism was initiated and ordered by Jesus. He commissioned his followers with these words: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. (NLT, Matthew 28:19) And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. (NLT, Mark 16:15-16). Jesus’ followers baptized many people (John 4:1-2, Acts 2:38-41, 8:12-13, 16:14-15, 16:32-33, Romans 6:3-4, Galatians 3:26-29), and it has been universally practiced since the beginnings of the Christian Church.
- JESUS TOLD HIS CHURCH TO BAPTISM IN HIS NAME – A person is baptized in the Name of Jesus or in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Trinitarian Formula). Both ways are mentioned in the Bible. Some churches baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Others baptize in the name of Jesus (Acts 2:38, 8:16,10:48, 19:5).