Baptism is a public profession of faith. It’s a way to show that you’ve accepted Christ. In the same way a wedding ring is used as a symbol of a deep and lasting commitment to a spouse, baptism is a symbol of a deep and lasting relationship with God.
Every person who believes in Christ and has made the decision to follow him. The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ. Therefore, at Antioch Church, we do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe.
As soon as a person decides to believe in Christ, he or she can & should be baptized. While this may not always be possible the very moment you receive Christ, we encourage you to contact Antioch and notify our team that you have accepted Christ and are ready to be baptized!
Like Jesus was baptized – by being immersed under water (Matt. 3:16). Every baptism described in the Bible was by immersion under water. In fact, that’s what baptize literally means. The Greek word “baptizo” means, “to immerse or dip under water.” The act of lowering someone beneath water, then lifting them back up to life-sustaining air is a way to picture a burial and resurrection.