How Do I Get Wet?
(A description of the process of baptism.)
OK, so you read our "Getting Right With God" and "What is Baptism?" pages, and you know that baptism somehow completes the process of accepting Christ. Unfortunately, you have never seen a baptism (or you can not remember what happened at the baptism you saw). That is the purpose of this pageto fill in the few "mechanical" details for you.
According to the Bible, any baptized Christian can perform the baptism by immersing the people who want to get right with God in water. To actually perform a baptism, it may help to construct a short checklist. For example:
By the way, these "steps" and the people's "lines" are not official. They are merely an example in case you have not seen a baptism. (If you are concerned that special words are needed, click on this sentence for an explanation.) As you can see, baptism does not require an elaborate ceremony, and can be done in about 5 minutes anywhere you can find enough water to immerse someone.
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