Key Scriptures: Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:37-38, Acts 8:26-39; Romans 6:3-4 & 1 Peter 3:20-21.
Under the dispensation of the new covenant, God has left us with only two ordinances to follow viz. the Lord’s Table (breaking of bread) and water baptism.
After our baptism into Christ (salvation), we are now told to be baptised in water and this is not just a suggestion or good idea, it is in fact a command! It is a seal of our declaration of faith in Jesus Christ ie. an outward expression of an inward experience. Jesus Himself said that His baptism was necessary so as to fulfil all righteousness so in simple obedience we all need to follow the example of our Saviour.