Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, in token of his previous entrance into the communion of Christ?s death and resurrection or, in other words, in token of his regeneration through union with Christ
1. Baptism an Ordinance of Christ
A. Proof that Christ instituted an external rite called baptism.
(a) From the words of the great commission,
(b) from the injunctions of the apostles,
(c) from the fact that the members of the New Testament churches were baptized believers,
(d) from the universal practice of such a rite in Christian churches of subsequent times.
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