2)The Doctrine of Water Baptism. Some of the questions surrounding this doctrine of Christianity are; What is it? Do I need It?; and if so - Why? How often do I do it? or Is once enough? Which method or type should be preferred?
Water Baptism By Immersion Is A Public Exhibition Of The Statement By The Believer Of:
"I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD, AND HE WAS CRUCIFIED IN ORDER TO SATISFY THE PENALTY FOR SIN(S) I HAVE COMMITTED THAT I BELIEVE I AM INDEBTED TO PAY FOR". Mark 16:16
Acknowledgement: "I have incured the penalty of death, for the commission of my sin; and that I desire to be free of this penalty of death; and, that I believe in the sacrifice and the ressurection of Jesus Christ; [Acts 2:38]
I no longer desire to be a sinner." Mathew 3:11
"I believe those that are baptised, are baptised into Jesus Christ's death, and Jesus Christ's Ressurection"; [Romans 6:3-11] and are no longer sinners unto God". Galations 3:27
Anyone that can truthfully make these delarations publically, (to more than just themselves in their on heart) is ready to be baptised.
Anyone that desire to be baptised, and are having problems declaring or understanding the acknowledgement(s) above, are candidates for baptism; and it is advised that they should seek baptismal councelling before proceeding to be batised.
The prefered method for water baptism should be immersion; so that the entire body can be (buried) immersed under water, and (ressurected) raised from under the water. This is symbolic of the death, burial, and ressurection of the Lord And Savior Jesus Christ's death, burial, and ressurection.
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