Baptism as a Greek word means only one thing--- immersion. It does not mean to pour or sprinkle with water, but to be immersed. Believers are only to be baptized and not infants. [Mark 16:15-16; Acts 8:12]. Baptism is according to 1Peter 3:21, “ the answer of a good conscience toward God”. Baptism is a burial symbolic of one dying to sin and being resurrected to “walk in the newness of life” [Romans 6:4]


The conditions for baptism is to first bring forth fruit meet for repentance. Matt 3:7-8 which means being contrite or having godly sorrow. [2 Cor. 7:10] Afterward one is in an attitude of heart to confess their sins. Matthew 3:1-6 it is an ordinance of the New Testament Church established by Jesus. He made himself an example of baptism in Matt 3:13-17. God expressed his approval by saying, “ this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”