Baptism of Alan Peckett
by Rev Richard Littledale
at Teddington Baptist Church
on 17 November 2002.
As our name suggests, Baptists practice the baptism of
believers. The New Testament teaches that baptism is for
those who have come to a personal faith in Jesus
Christ. For this reason we practice Believers' Baptism
- that is baptism of those who profess a real faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ as their own personal Saviour. And
consequently we only baptise those old enough to have a real
understanding of the Christian faith - and what Christian
commitment means. We baptise by total immersion
because we are following the example of Jesus and the early
church which baptised in this way.