Why should I be baptized?to follow the example set by Jesus - "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan." - Mark 1:9because Jesus commanded it - "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" - Matthew 28:19
Baptism does not make you a believer - it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not save you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring - it's the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart.
Why baptism by immersion?because Jesus was baptized by immersion - "As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water." - Matthew 3:16abecause every baptism in the Bible was by immersion - (Example) "...then both Philip and the man went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water..." - Acts 8:38-39
"Baptize" literal means "to immerse in water"
When should I be baptized?as soon as you believe Jesus for your salvation! - "Those who believed...were baptized that day!" - Acts 2:41at TLBC, we wait until our children have their parent's approval and are old enough to understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them
If you wait until you are "perfect," you'll never feel "good enough!" If you want more information about being baptized by TLBC, let us know.