We believe that Water Baptism is necessary as instructed by Christ in St. John 3:5 “Unless man be born again of water and of the Spirit....” However, we do not believe that Water Baptism alone is a means of salvation, but as an outward demonstration that one has already had a conversion experience and has accepted Christ as His personal Saviour. As Pentecostals, we practice immersion in preference to “Sprinkling,” because immersion corresponds more closely to the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord (Col 2:12). It also symbolizes regeneration and purification more than any other mode. Therefore, we practice immersion as our mode of Baptism. Baptism Formula. We believe that we should use the Formula given us by Christ for all BAPTISM: ...”IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY GHOST...” (St. Matthew 28:19).