Matthew 28:19-20 “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 always, even until the end of the world.”
In this verse of scripture, Jesus commands us to do three things:
1. Disciple the world
2. Baptize believers in water
3. Teach His commandments to His followers
We baptize in water for two reasons:
1. Baptism is a command from the Lord to be obeyed.
2. Baptism is a public expression of the believer’s commitment to the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Water baptism is an outward demonstration of an inward work done by the Holy Spirit.
To learn more about baptism, see the Baptism Guide.