“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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20
Water baptism follows a sailor, soldier, or marine’s decision to invite Jesus Christ into his or her heart. Many religions baptize babies. However biblically, water baptism always follows a person’s decision to invite Jesus Christ into their lives. No infant can make that decision. The act of being baptized in water is an outward, public testimony of the decision the individual has made in his or her heart to follow Jesus Christ. The Greek word “baptism” means to immerse, not to sprinkle or pour. So our method of water baptizing a person is always to completely immerse them in water. This can be done in a church baptistry or outside at a lake, river, or even in the ocean.