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When Jesus began His ministry, He went to John and was baptized in the Jordan River.  It is here that God the Father declared to Him, "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."  At the end of His earthly ministry, before Jesus ascended to heaven, He told His disciples to "...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

It is in obedience to this command that to this day we baptize new believers as a public profession of their faith in Jesus Christ.  At Western Avenue, we baptize believers in Jesus by immersing them completely in water after they have made a decision to follow Him and chosen to make that decision public.  This not only represents dying to the old self and arising to new life in Christ, but mirrors the way in which Jesus himself was baptized.

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