Why be Baptized by Immersion?
Because Jesus was baptized that way.
"As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water."
Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.
(Example) "...then both Philip and the man went down into the water and
Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water..." --Acts 8:38-39
The word Baptize means "To dip under water".
The Greek word baptize means "to immerse or dip under water".
It best symbolized a burial and resurrection!
The founders of denominations agree:
Martin Luther… "I would have those who are to be baptized to be entirely immersed, as the work imports and the mystery signifies."
John Calvin… "The word ´baptize´ signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient church."
John Wesley… "Buried with Him, alludes to baptizing by immersion according to the custom of the first church."