Miracle Arena For All Nation practises water baptism by immersion for new believers and Christians who have chosen to reaffirm their faith in Jesus Christ.
Water baptism, according to the Bible is a symbolic act whereby a new Christian identifies with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. It is also a public profession of a person’s repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and a way of giving outward testimony to an inward work of God.
The word baptism comes from the Greek word ‘baptizo’ which means to immerse or dip. In a biblical sense, to baptise a person in water means to put that person completely under the water, then immediately raise him or her up again.
To be water baptised means that you are baptized into Christ; you become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) in our spirit, not in your body (flesh), i.e., something inside changes. By going down into the water, we illustrate that our old man is dead to sin and buried by faith in Christ.
As a result, we are free from our old master Satan. By being raised up out of the water, we show that our new man is raised by the Spirit and made alive by faith in Christ. Since our new Master is the Lord, Jesus Christ,we commit to walk in righteousness. “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11 (NKJV)
Water baptism is a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Although water baptism in itself does not save,it does identify us with Christ: “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:13 (NKJV). Thus, water baptism is not a meaningless ritual or even a mere duty; it is an awesome privilege for the child of God.