The bible teaches believer’s baptism.
Believe and be baptized.
Believers publicly declare their faith by being baptized.
After I was born again I was water baptized, by full immersion, to acknowledge my co-union with Jesus Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection, and the newness of life I received in him.
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:35-38 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
The Anabaptists rightly believed that infant baptism was not biblical because an infant is not able to make a declaration of faith. The word “Anabaptist” means to re-baptize or to baptize twice. They were baptized a second time after they were born again, as was I. Many of them were severely persecuted and even lost their lives for being faithful to God’s Word.
Why is it so important to understand this? Because people are being taught the false doctrine of baptismal regeneration. Baptismal regeneration means that a person is saved by the actual act of being baptized. Not true. Sacraments, as they are called, do not save anyone. Think of the consequences of someone thinking they’re right with God when they are not. Think of the consequences of deception.
Related topic… SACRAMENTALISM