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Believer's baptism at Westside
We practice believer’s baptism in water at Westside. We believe that all those who have personally put their faith in Jesus Christ should be baptized as a public expression of their faith and their decision to seriously follow Jesus Christ.
Simply put, when Christians are baptized, they are publicly stating that they have personally received the benefits of the death and resurrection of Christ.
It is very important to understand that water baptism plays absolutely no role in a person’s salvation. We can only be saved by putting our faith in Christ and His sacrificial death and never by doing good works.
Westside practices baptism by complete immersion in water because immersion best symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Going under the water symbolizes death and burial. Coming back out of the water symbolizes resurrection.