Baptism by Immersion – We believe that scriptural baptism must be: (1) by being completely immersed under the water and (2) after salvation. Jesus was immersed and all baptisms in the New Testament were by immersion. These two facts sets the standard for baptism today. Baptism has no saving power but is the first act of obedience symbolizing (1) the believer’s faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, (2) the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to walk anew in Christ, and (3) the Christian’s belief that he will die, be buried, and that Jesus will resurrect him from the dead.
The Lord’s Supper – The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers remember the death of the Lord Jesus and anticipate His second coming. The bread is symbolic of His body and the juice represents His blood.
Matthew 3:13-17 ; Matthew 26:26-30 ; Matthew 28:19-20 ; Mark 1:9-11 ; Mark 14:22-26 ; Luke 3:21-22 ; Luke 22:19-20 ; John 3:23 ; Acts 2:41-42 ; Acts 8:35-39 ; Acts 16:30-33 ; Acts 20:7 ; Romans 6:3-5 ; 1 Corinthians 10:16 ; 1 Corinthians 10:21 ; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 ; Colossians 2:12