The Ordinances of the Church - Baptism
I. Differing Church beliefs about Baptism
A. Of believers (not to become one)
This position explains that the church practices baptism and the believer submits to it because Jesus commanded that this be done and He gave us the example by being baptized Himself. Thus, baptism is an act of obedience, commitment, and proclamation, symbolizing the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.