God’s word teaches us all we need to know about baptism. At Harvest Bible Chapel, our practice is to apply God’s word in that:
- We are baptized because Jesus said His disciples are baptized. (Matthew 28:18-20)
- We recognize baptism is an outward picture of what took place in our hearts when we committed our life to Jesus. (Romans 6:3-5)
- We understand that baptism is not required to go to heaven (Luke 23:39-43) as is illustrated with the thief on the cross, but is done in obedience to Jesus call.
- We observe that baptism always follows a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:40-41, 8:34-37, 9:15-19, 10:44-48, 16:14-15, 31-33)
Further, because the definition of the Greek word “baptizo” means to “dip in or under” or “to immerse” we practice baptism by full immersion, meaning that the person is put fully under the water…but not held too long.
Harvest Bible Chapel schedules baptismal services every 8-10 weeks as needed. One of the pastors would love to speak with you about you being baptized in obedience to Jesus.