Baptism, along with Communion, are sacraments regularly practiced at New City Church. When it comes to baptism, we believe that everyone who is physically able should be baptized. Jesus Himself was baptized before He started His public ministry and the Bible clearly teaches that we should repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus. It is an act of obedience to the command of Jesus, declaring faith and identification with Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection. During baptism, the believer being baptized is immersed beneath the waters in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which expresses the believer’s death to sin and the burial of their old life, and then brought out of the water, which expresses the believer’s resurrection to new life in Christ Jesus.
For further Bible reading on this subject you can see: Matthew 3:2, Mark 1:4, Luke 3:3, Acts 2:38–41, Acts 8:12, Galatians 3:27, Romans 6:1–10 and 1 Corinthians 12:13.
For more information on baptism at New City you can watch this video. Please contact us if you have any questions or scroll down to register for our next Baptism Sunday at New City.