Baptism-Communion

WATER BAPTISM
AND COMMUNION

Jesus committed two ordinances
to the church: 1) Baptism and,
2) the Lord’s supper.

The Bible shows baptism by immersion
and communion are open to all believers.

Baptism by immersion in water is most closely resembles the meaning of the word and the example set by Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17). Baptism is an outward confession of an inward belief. The act of water baptism does not give salvation, it is subsequent. The act of baptism does not give the forgiveness of sins, it is after the confession of sin. See Romans 6:1-13

We are to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (
Matthew 28:19). A Believer should be the one doing the baptism.

Communion (The Lord’s Supper) was instituted by Jesus Christ in the Upper Room during His last week. It is a time of personal reflection and remembrance of our Lord. Each time we take it we proclaim His death until He returns.

See
Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; John 13:12-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34