What does the Bible say about Baptism?

SPECIAL STUDY ON BAPTISM

 

BAPTISM DEFINED

Because there is so much confusion regarding Christian baptism, it is important to discover what the Bible says about Baptism. Christian baptism is...

the burial, (Romans 6:4), ...

in water, (Acts 8:36), ...

of a penitent, (Acts 2:38), ...

believer, (Mark 16:16) to obey the Lord.

 

WHO MAY BE BAPTIZED?

All believers in Jesus who desire to turn from their sins!

That is why we do not baptize infants. They neither believe nor disbelieve, and since they haven’t yet sinned, they are safe! Consider Ezekiel 18:20, “The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.” In fact Jesus said in Matthew 18:3 “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

 

HOW IS BAPTISM PERFORMED?

It is the full immersion in water of one who believes in Jesus.

If you have been sprinkled instead of being fully immersed we would ask that you give serious consideration to the study of the scripture to see what baptism really is. The Greek word itself, Baptizo, means “to dip or plunge.... To immerse.” It is a perfect way to symbolize the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. (See Romans 6). We do not mean to imply that God would not accept sprinkling as a substitute, (that would be up to Him!), and we do not desire to be seen as exclusive. But since sprinkling is a change to the way baptism was originally intended, and since our goal is to restore the church of the New Testament, then we accept as members only those who have been immersed into Jesus.

 

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