Christ’s simple command to “follow me” was given repeatedly. (See, Matt; 8:22; Matt. 9:9; Matt. 16:24; Mark 2:14; Mark 10:21; Luke 9:23; John 1:43; John 12:26; among many others.)
Christ showed the way, and as part of that He was baptized to “fulfill all righteousness” (Matt. 3:15). It was only after Christ was baptized that the Father commended Jesus and said He was “well pleased.” (Matt. 3:13-17.). Christ also had His disciples baptize His followers. (John 4:1.)
Christ spoke to Saul of Tarsus on the Road to Damascus and converted him by that contact. (Acts 9:1-6.) Following his conversion, Saul was healed of blindness, renamed Paul, and immediately baptized. (Acts 9:11-18.) Paul tied baptism to resurrection. (Rom. 6:3-4.) He declared that to be baptized is to “put on Christ.” (Gal. 3:27.) There is only “one faith” and it is in the “one Lord” whom we worship, and it requires “one baptism” to be included in the body of believers. (Eph. 4:5.)
Peter explained that baptism saves us. (1 Peter. 3:21.) Christians who follow Christ will all be baptized. Baptism is required.
If you have not been baptized, or would like to be baptized again, you can make a request using the form to the right. There are those who have authority given to them from Jesus Christ to administer the ordinance who will travel to you, anywhere in the world, to perform the ordinance. The ordinance is free, and the service is provided without any charge or expectation of any gift or donation.
Even if you are a member of another church and intend to continue to serve in a denomination of your choice, we respect your choice of where, how, and with whom you choose to worship. However, we believe that baptism must be performed by someone having authority from Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was baptized to show by His example how to obey God, He then directed us to "Come, follow me." If Christ needed to be baptized to fulfill all righteousness, how much more do we have need to be likewise baptized?
Baptisms are performed by immersion in "living waters" outside of a church building using these words:
Opportunity for Baptism in
Los Angeles, CA: September 24
Be baptized for the remission of your sins by those having authority from Jesus Christ:
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Harbor Cove Beach
1950 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
10:00am - 6:00pm
There is no need to RSVP to be baptized, but you may complete the form below to let us know you are coming or to request additional information.
"Having authority given me of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."