Baptism in water (or water baptism)

 

 

2. Is water baptism optional or mandatory?

 

 

It is mandatory, for when Jesus commanded His apostles: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19) He said to them: “Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”. The fact that there is a command to baptize means implicitly that those who have believed must undergo water baptism. When Ananias came unto Saul he said to him: “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized …” (Acts 22:16). Therefore if you have not yet been baptized, arise, go to your pastor and ask him to baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

Back