BAPTISM ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
YOU BE IMMERSED OR SPRINKLED WHEN BAPTIZED?
last message preached by Jesus was a COMMAND to baptize
all nations. MATHEW 28:19.
first message preached by the apostles resulted in a
command for EVERYONE to be baptized. ACTS 2:38 .
IS IMPORTANT AND SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED
ARE THE SCRIPTURES FOR IMMERSION
THE SCRIPTURES FOR SPRINKLING.
was baptizing at Aenon because there was much water
both went down into the water." Acts 8:38
OF THE WATER
came up out of the water." Acts 8:39
are buried with Him in Baptism." Romans 6:4
have been planted together" Romans 6:5.
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES ON SPRINKLING!
question the early church taught and practiced baptism
by immersion. Paul said, "If we or an angel from
heaven preach any other gospel let him be accursed."
your form of baptism cannot be found in the Bible, aren't
you afraid to practice it?
- GREEK RANTIZO - GREEK
are writings of imminent Bible scholars and authorities
on this subject. Most of these references can be found
in your local library.
LEXICON by LIDDEL, SCOTT & THAYER
taken from the Greek word baptizo - to dip, immerse.
GREEK-ENGLISH DICTIONARY by POLLET
word baptizo means to dip under.
DICTIONARY by DIVRY'S
word baptizo - to immerse
DIAGLOTT CONTAINS ORIGINAL GREEK TEXT
every instance the greek word baptizo is translated
was always a burial. The command to baptize was a command
to immerse. Vol. 1, pg.451
was oldest method employed. Buried in baptism.
6:4 pg.61, paragraph 2.
DICTIONARY OF BIBLE
is evident that the action performed in baptizing was
early church practiced immersion or submerging under
the water. Volume 2, Page 70.
of LUTHERAN CHURCH
Luther preferred immersion as more true to original
practice. Volume 1, Page 188.
COMMENTARY by Imminent Scholars
6:4, "Buried in baptism." The reference is
to baptism by immersion. Volume 18, Page 156.
important factor is overlooked by the exponents of sprinkling.
The original New Testament text and the spoken language
of that day was Greek. The authors of the New Testament
knew the Greek word "Baptizo" meant to immerse.
They also knew the Greek word "Rantizo" meant
to sprinkle. These often used words were never interchangeable,
having separate meanings. If God had intended for His
ministers to sprinkle; the Greek word "rantizo"
would have been employed, not "Baptizo." If
sprinkling cannot be found in the Bible, then you are
practicing a tradition of man, which makes the Word
of God of none effect. Mark 7:13 .
with sprinkling, the doctrine of infant baptism cannot
be found in the New Testament without adding to it.
Scriptural logic cries out against infant baptism. The
very mode (immersion) makes it illogical and impractical.
The teaching surrounding baptism automatically prohibits
28:19 - "Teach all nations, baptizing them"
-Teaching or preaching must precede baptism. See, Acts
8:36 ,37 - Eunuch, "What doth hinder me to be baptized?"
Phillip, "If thou believest with all thine heart."
Believing is a prerequisite of baptism. See, Mark 16:16.
2:38 - "Repent and be baptized everyone of you."
Repentance must precede baptism. See, Luke 24:47.
the first recipients of baptism were adults. Infant
baptism was a later development that led to sprinkling.
ENCYCLOPEDIA, VOL.2, Pg.112
is no direct evidence in the New Testament for infant
BIBLE DICTIONARY, VOL.1. Pg.352
The earliest Christian literature makes no
reference to baptism of infants.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, VOL.3, Pg.138
The first mention of infant baptism was about
universal until 6th Century.
OF CHURCH, by WALKER, Pgs.87-88
That 350 Lutheran pastors of W. Germany wish
to abandon infant baptism. Many of these same pastors
refused to baptize their own infants. They felt that
baptism should be understood first by the recipient.
MAGAZINE, Pg.58-May, 1968
Karl Barth of Switzerland , the best known Theologian
of the 20th Century said, "There is not Biblical
basis for infant baptism-this tradition is simply an
old error of the church."
MAGAZINE, Page 58-May, 1968
child should be old enough to receive teaching, believe,
and repent of sin before being baptized. Dedicating
children to God and asking Him to bless them is Biblical.
This Jesus did in Luke 18:15-17, Matthew 19:13-15.
IT IN THE PLAN OF SALVATION?
below are three of many reasons why baptism
an absolute necessity.
THE BIBLE SAYS SO!
3:5 - "Except
a man be born of the water and the Spirit, he cannot
enter the Kingdom of God ."
Bible commentaries agree that water here refers to baptism.
Mathew-Henry, Adam Clark, Hist. Christian Church, Walker.,
Catholic Encyclopedia, Oxford Dictionary of Church,
Interpreters Dictionary of Bible., Temples Bible Dictionary.
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved."
Notice how Jesus places baptism in conjunction with
"Baptism doth also now save us." Also see
Acts 10:46 and 48.
IT REMITS SIN
The application of the blood of Christ is necessary
to remit sin. What then is the Biblical way to receive
remission of sin? The answer to this question will also
be the only way to get the Savior's blood applied.
and remission of sins should be preached
and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of sins..." The blood of Jesus is applied
only through water baptism in the name of Jesus. Also
see 1 John 5:8 and Acts 22:16.
BAPTIZES INTO CHURCH
New Testament church was formed by those whom were baptized
into the faith after believing and repenting. Gal. 3:27
and 1 Corinthians 12:13 .
- 3000 added by baptism after receiving the word. Acts
Believed and were baptized, men and women. Acts 8:12-16.
Peter commanded them to be baptized. Acts 10:48 .
Lydia and the Philippian jailer baptized. Acts 16:14-33.
Paul preached. They believed and were baptized. Acts
Paul re-baptizes those improperly baptized. Acts 19:1-6.
Believed Paul and baptized into Christ. Galatians 3:27.
They were buried with Christ in baptism. Colossians
They died to sin, then buried in baptism. Romans 6:1-4.
THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON & HOLY GHOST
THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST?
ARE THE SCRIPTURES WHERE THE APOSTLES
TAUGHT OR PRACTICED WATER BAPTISM.
and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus
Christ." Acts 2:38 .
- They were
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 8:16 .
- He commanded
them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts
10:48 . (NIV)
There is none other name given whereby we must be saved.
Acts 4:12 .
Whatever you do, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.
SON AND HOLY GHOST"
ARE NO BAPTISMS IN THE BIBLE USING THIS FORMULA
28:19 was a command by Jesus to baptize in a NAME. The
Apostles did not repeat the words of the command, but
they did obey it as seen in the scriptures above. Since
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are titles of the manifestations
of the Almighty Spirit and His body, the Apostles understood
His SAVING NAME to be JESUS. Can any dare say that the
Apostles disobeyed the Lord, or failed to baptize properly?
THE NAME OF FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST IS LORD JESUS
CHRIST. The actions of the Apostles in the Book of Acts
prove this to be true.
IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST"
DID THE EARLY CHURCH INTERPRET CHRIST'S
IN MATTHEW 28:19?
2:38 , 8:16 , 10:48 , 19:5 are four Biblical references
that answer this question. If the Biblical record is
not enough, please examine the findings of the educated,
scholars, and historians below.
Encyclopedia, 11th Edition, Volume 3, page 365 -Baptism
was changed from the name of Jesus to words Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost in 2nd Century.
Encyclopedia of Religion, page 53 - The early church
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus until the second
Encyclopedia of Religion, Volume 2 - Christian baptism
was administered using the words, "in the name
of Jesus." page 377. Baptism was always in the
name of Jesus until the time of Justin Martyr, page
Encyclopedia, Volume 2, page 263 - Here the authors
acknowledged that the baptismal formula was changed
by their church.
- Herzog Religious Encyclopedia, Volume 1, page 435
-The New Testament knows only the baptism in the name
Dictionary of the Bible, page 88 - It must be acknowledged
that the three fold name of Matthew 28:19 does not appear
to have been used by the primitive church, but rather
in the name of Jesus, Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus.
IT AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY THAT THE NAME OF JESUS
SPOKEN OR CALLED OVER A CANDIDATE
WATER BAPTISM WHEN HE IS BEING BAPTIZED?
the answer to this question, please read Acts 15:17
and James 2:7 (Greek Linear). First Century Christians
INVOKED OR CALLED the name of Jesus over believers in
water baptism. If, as some say, "the name of Jesus
means the authority of Jesus", then so much more
should the NAME, rather than titles, be called over
an individual in baptism. Read Matthew 28:18, Acts 4:12
and Colossians 2:9. Jude 3 is an exhortation to "CONTEND
FOR THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS." See
Galatians 1:8-9 also. Should anyone dare to change what
CHRIST and the Apostles established?
So now what?
Are you REALLY Baptized?
Or are you satisfied just because "your parents
did it that way"?
And can you HONESTLY say "that your parents never
made a mistake"... Could this be another one?