from the Baptist Faith & Message 2000:
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
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 10:16,21 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 | Colossians 2:12
- Evangelism and Baptism – J. M. Frost
- Baptism: A Matter of Obedience – John MacArthur
- Troubling Waters of Baptism – Tom Ascol
- A String of Pearls Unstrung: A Theological Journey into Believers’ Baptism – Fred Malone
- Baptism: A Burial – Charles Spurgeon
- Believer’s Baptism in the Bible – Rick DeMichele
- FAQ on the Reformed Baptist View of Baptism – Stan Reeves
- I Baptize You with Water – John Piper
- Buried and Raised in Baptism through Faith – John Piper
- What is Baptism and Does it Save? – John Piper
- What Baptism Portrays – John Piper
I do not personally know Andrew Doss, but I wanted to show a baptism in action. I praise God for Andrew and his public profession of faith.