In the New Testament, Jesus commanded his disciples to baptize believers in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Many Christians consider baptism as obedience to Jesus’ instructions. Different Christian denominations may have various interpretations and practices of baptism, including different modes such as infant baptism, but the Seventh-day Adventist Church believes in baptism by immersion according to Matthew 3:13-17 Baptism is a symbolic act of death, burial, and resurrection, and can only be done by immersion, and a believer’s spiritual rebirth and commitment to follow Christ.” Going under the water represents the death and burial of Jesus Christ, but it also represents the death of our natural selves (see Romans 6:3–6). Some Christian traditions associate baptism with the forgiveness of sins and the reception of the Holy Spirit.
Saying YES to Christ’s call to eternal life.