Get Baptized as a demonstration of Faith in Jesus Christ
I would love to be able to recommend a New Testament Church in your area but there are most likely, none regardless of where you live. There are a couple of directories online for neighborhood, home churches. After reviewing these lists on a few occasions, It is evident that only about a third of them are home churches for the correct, Scriptural reason. The home church is the only New Testament example of a church in all the Books of the New Testament. If this is not their introduction, then avoid. For further explanation of why we state this, please read this article first:
We are experiencing the last days of mankind as we have all known it. False "churches" promoting false "Christs" and false "gospels" are all that is left in this denominational world controlled by satan. God's Word however, endures forever and is unchanging:
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
If you have come this far in this website, you have realized that true believers have had to take the matter of their salvation into their own hands and away from the harlotry of Rome and all her organized, commercial denominations.
It should not be a surprise then that baptism will also have to be taken into your own hands if you truly want to follow the Lord the way He said to follow Him.
Share this website with all your relatives and friends. Once some or even one believes, you are to baptize each other as a demonstration of your faith to God (this is a Hebrews Chapter 11 reference so please look it up below in the search engine provided).
Baptize each other in any body of water waist deep at least or if that is not available, sit down and do it. It should be done as publicly as possible. Following our Lord Jesus Christ in His own example is a form of proclaiming the Lord unashamedly to the world. It is His method of demonstrating our true, life-changing belief in Him.
Baptism began our Lord's Ministry as it also begins our ministries. Baptism is the first declaration to the world that we have a new life following Him and His Teachings rather than following this old fake world system which was pulled over our eyes. This act declares to the world the new heart and life we now possess through faith in the finished Work of our Lord Jesus Christ. It declares that our life is no longer our own but we are bought with the Price of His Blood and that we will now carry on His WORK (His Great Commission).
Baptism must be with this pure intention in your hearts: that your new trust in Christ is the start of a new life for you and that you sincerely want to follow His Example laid out in Scripture the rest of the days of your life. Any other intention in your heart and mind makes the act of Baptism meaningless to God. God has shown us repeatedly in His Word that He hates empty religion, ritual and box-checking. God is a Spirit and those who truly believe in Him, will believe in Spirit and in truth. Not the outward ritual or letter of the law/religious rules.
Our Lord's Example in Scripture:
The early believers in our Lord followed His example repeatedly throughout the New Testament:
The false teachings of men would have you believe that only self-appointed "big shots" in Christ can baptize. This Nicolaitan doctrine placing some men above others is not of God. Many distorted the true meaning of baptism even in the beginning as shown to us in New Testament Scripture. These will refer to the Apostles as only those who baptized believers. If this were the case than how does anyone since then assume this role as an Apostle? There were no Apostles after Paul and their special authority died with them. It is the height of hypocrisy to apply Apostolic empowerment from God to that of a local New Testament pastor.
It is the pride of life that originates these thoughts in men's hearts. God corrected this fleshly attitude with the Corinthians:
I Corinthians 1: 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
God through Paul tells us to deny these prideful instincts. It is obvious in this passage that God would have any believer baptize other believers and that the act of baptizing is not to be twisted into sinful pride or religious ritual. This passage also demonstrates that other believers also baptized. Apollos was not numbered among the 12.
And then again at Pentecost, starting in Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Common sense indicates that it would be impossible for this handful of Apostles present at the time to physically baptize 3000 people in one day. As the believers were baptized, they in turn baptized each other.
Please notice in the example God provides of Philip and the Eunuch that no one else was even present to witness the Eunuch's baptism. It is a demonstration of faith far more between you and the Lord than anyone else. There does not have to be a big crowd. Had there been others present, they would have also believed and been baptized or there would certainly have been mention of them in some way. Once again where two or three are gathered together IN MY NAME, there am I in the midst.
Baptism is the act of confessing belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ before men. The act in itself can also be demonstrated by verbally confessing the Lord to others. Just as the thief on the cross. Most "christians" confuse the meaning and turn baptism into some formal ritual which God hates (this is also the doctrine of the Nicolaitans).
Just before each person is baptized, the one baptizing should state that each is being baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, then dunk each other backwards or forward, pinching the nose, down into the water until covered or immersed and then right back up out of the water in one fluid motion, not too fast and not too slow but natural like. Understanding that this act of water-immersion baptism is a picture of your belief in Christ's sinless life on earth, His death, His burial and His Resurrection. You are showing those present that your old nature is being buried with Him and that your new nature is being raised to follow Him (His teachings, in His name the rest of the days of your life). You are showing your desire to turn away from ALL that is in the world and it temporary illusion and from now on are only looking to Heaven and Eternity (your real life). Just as confessing His Name and salvation among others does.
Keep the link below saved in your favorites or bookmarks. Do a word search on baptize, baptized, baptizing and baptism. Notice the examples and how it was done for clues on men and women. You will quickly see that where 2 or 3 are gathered together in His Name, there He is in the midst. So a large number of onlookers is in no way necessary.