BAPTISM IS SYMBOLIC OF THE DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. ONCE WE HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS AS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, BAPTISM IS A WAY FOR US TO PUBLICLY DECLARE OUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST. IT IS ALSO A STEP OF OBEDIENCE BASED ON GOD’S COMMANDS AND ALLOWS US TO FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS, WHO SUBMITTED HIMSELF TO BAPTISM TO "FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS."
MATTHEW 3:16-17 , 28:18-20
ACTS 2:41 , 8:12
In addition to Essential Beliefs
We uphold the following In Non-Essential Beliefs, we have liberty. Accept him whose faith is weak,
without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else's servant?
To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God...
So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. In All our Beliefs,
we show charity. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Romans 14:1,4,12, 22
1 Corinthians 13:2
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