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One of the most common questions that we get asked at Wildwood Christian Church is this one - "Why immersion?" Maybe you grew up in a church that baptized infants, or haven't had a Christian background and are wondering why we feel a person needs to be immersed. We want to assure you that we don't believe baptism to be any more or less important than any of the other steps in accepting God's grace (i.e. faith, repentance, confession, belief). We also do not believe that there is anything special in the water. Immersion was the New Testament practice, so we chose to follow that example. Jesus was baptized by immersion, which makes a very good reason! (Matthew 3:15) The Bible commands us to be immersed. (Acts 2:38) Every example in the New Testament where a person accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior includes immersion. Baptism is a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:3) Additional information and links on baptism:

Doug’s message on Baptism

Study of Immersion