We believe that Christian baptism is (a) the immersion in water of a believer; (b) in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, with the authority of the local church; (c) to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; (d) that it does not wash away sin or play any part in the sinner’s salvation but is an obedient response to the Scriptures; (e) that it is the means by which a child of God is brought into fellowship in a local church and the privileges of a church relation and the Lord's supper; (f) in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; (g) preceded always by solemn self-examination; and (h) that we are sure that Christ used the fruit of the vine or new wine, not fermented, intoxicating wine when He instituted the Lord’s Supper.(i) and that the ordinance was given to churches and in order to guard the supper from those not in harmony with the Lord, we hold to a closed communion.

(a) Acts 8:36-39; Matt. 3:6; John 3:23; Rom. 6:4-5; Matt. 3:16

(b) Matt. 28:19

(c) Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12

(d) I Pet. 3:20-21

(e) Acts 2:41-42; Matt. 28:19-20

(f) I Cor. 11:23-28

(g) I Cor. 11:27-28

(h) Matt. 26:29; Mark 14:25

(i) I Cor.11:20a; I Cor.11:29