John the Baptist went before Christ and he baptized those who believed his message. Because the Jews were already baptizing, John’s ordinance seemed unnecessary. The Pharisees took offense because they thought their form of baptism was sufficient to provide salvation. But Christ taught that any time a new dispensation of the gospel commences, the obligation to be baptized into that dispensation is required by heaven.

NC Matt. 4:10: “Then said the Pharisees unto him, Why will you not receive us with our baptism, seeing we keep the whole law? But Jesus said unto them, You keep not the law. If you had kept the law, you would have received me, for I am he that gave the law. I receive not you with your baptism because it profits you nothing, for when that which is new has come, the old is about to be put away; for no man puts a piece of new cloth on an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up takes from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles, else the bottles break, and the wine runs out, and the bottles perish. But they put new wine into new bottles and both are preserved.”

When a new dispensation has begun, like now, baptism is required. This is the only way you can demonstrate that you “hear His voice” and are willing to heed His word. This is why rebaptism was taking place in Christ’s day. Anyone anyplace in the world can make arrangements to be baptized through the website