The Bible is true, inspired, authoritative, and sufficient for teaching, reproof, correction, and training. Various theological statements of the Church may distill biblical truth with some degree of accuracy, but it is the Bible itself to which we submit in life, faith, and morality.
There's only one God.
The Father is God. The Son is God. The Holy Spirit is God. The Father is neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit. The Son is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin, and is both fully God and fully human.
Because baptism is the physical act which signifies your decision to follow Jesus, you should be baptized as soon as you trust in Christ as your Savior. When ancient Christians committed their lives to Christ, they were baptized right then and there (Acts 8:12, 35–36)!
Baptism is a picture of forgiveness and new life. The water represents how Christ cleanses believers of their sin. The submersion represents identification with Jesus’ death and burial and symbolizes dying to your old self. The resurfacing represents identification with Jesus’ resurrection and symbolizes your spiritual rebirth and future resurrection.
Baptism is also an induction into a local body of believers and therefore mandatory for church membership, although an existing membership can be transferred to or from another local church.
Absolutely! We love to see children making decisions to follow Christ and confess their faith through baptism!