3 Baptism Defined Greek word “Baptizo” The element used? WATER John 3:5 - born of water and SpiritActs 8:36 - much waterMatt. 3:17 – Straight way out of the waterRomans 6:3-5 – a burial
4 How one is Baptized.Statements concerning baptism from different denominations in the world:1. John Calvin – Presbyterian - “The word baptize signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of primitive church.”2. Martin Luther – Lutheran – “Baptism is a Greek word and may be translated immerse. I would have those who are to be baptized altogether dipped.”3. John Wesley – Methodist – “Buried with him in baptism alluding to the ancient manner of baptizing by immersion.”
5 4. Wall – Episcopalian – “Immersion was in all probability the way in which our blessed Savior, and for certain the way by which the ancient Christians received baptism.” 5. Brenner – Catholic – “For 1300 years baptism was an immersion of the person under water.” 6. McKnight – Presbyterian – “In baptism the baptized person is buried under water. Christ submitted to be baptized that is, to be buried under water.” 7. Whitfield – Methodist – “It is certain that the word of our text, Romans 6:4, alludes to the manner of baptizing by immersion.”
6 Subjects of Baptism Matthew 28:19-20 – TBT Mark 16:15-16 - BB Acts 2:38 - RBActs 8:36-37; Romans 10:9-10 – TCTeachable, Able to hear, Able to Believe, Repent and Confess
7 Why Be Baptized? Here’s the BIG DEAL To die to sin, be born again – John 3:1-5; Romans 6:1-23Have our sins forgiven – Acts 2:38; Luke 24:47; Matthew 26:28It’s commanded – Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16To be added to the Lord’s church – Acts 2:47; Corinthians 12:13Put one into Christ – Romans 6:3-5It saves us – 1 Pet. 3:21Here’s the BIG DEAL
8 When does Baptism come? Examples of Immersion Day of Pentecost – Acts 2Samaritans – Acts 8Eunuch – Acts 8Saul, Lydia, Jail and CorinthiansBaptism comes after faith, repentance and confessionThe Apostles sure spent a lot of time teaching on it.
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