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Biblical baptism is when the candidate is immersed into water, after salvation. This ceremonial act is not part of one’s salvation but is symbolic of the salvation already received. Entrance into voting membership here at Concord requires baptism. – Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2: 38; 8:34-39

  • By immersion in mode – βαπτίζω (baptizó): immerse or engulfed in water
  • Post-salvation in time; all that were baptized were believers
  • Does not impart salvation – Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 2:5-8
  • Symbolic in meaning of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ – Romans 6:6
  • Only biblical prerequisite is confession of belief – Acts 8:34-38
  • Once is sufficient – Ephesians 4:3-6

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