Jesus instructed His followers to remember His death and resurrection. He gave the church two visible symbols, called “ordinances,” as reminders. These two ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism by immersion is a one-time act of obedient identification with Jesus as Lord. It serves as an outward sign of conscious confession of repentance and faith.
Our baptism is by immersion after salvation because it is a matter of:
• Submission – Our Lord commanded all who become His disciples to be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20).
• Identification – Our Lord was baptized as an example for us to identify (Mark 1:10).
• Definition – The word “baptize” comes from the Greek word, “baptiso” meaning “to make fully wet, to dip or immerse.”
• Representation – Only immersion baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new believer (Romans 6:3-4).
Learn more about baptism at the Discover First Baptist Orlando event.
If you have decided you would like to be baptized, you can register for baptism using the form below
or you can contact Kay Whitten at 407-514-4227 or KayWhitten@FirstOrlando.com.