Presentation on theme: "Reasons to get Baptized Luke 7:29-30. Opinions abound zBaptism is just an outward sign of being saved. zIt doesnt mean immersion zIt means holy spirit."— Presentation transcript:
Reasons to get Baptized Luke 7:29-30
Opinions abound zBaptism is just an outward sign of being saved. zIt doesnt mean immersion zIt means holy spirit baptism zIts something you do to infants/children zThats your interpretation zIt isnt really required…
Other opinions... zA declaration of faith in Jeus of Nazareth as God's Messiah. Either done in faith personally or in faith on your behalf as an infant! -peterpam (Sept 3, 2007) zDepends on when you are baptized. I was baptized as an infant, so it was a catholic ritual. If you are baptized as an adult, you are showing a choice and commitment to a faith. -Nelson (Aug 29, 2007) zTo have the Original sin (Adam and Eve) taken away, you confirm your beliefs when you are older.... Confirmation. -Worzel (Aug 29, 2007) zIt means you have some water sprinkled on you and they say some words. The words lack meaning, so it means you just get wet, I guess. -Inspector Javert (Sept 3, 2007) Some of these opinions have some truth and understanding to them but… Lets see what God has to say, lets be more interested in what God says is baptism and not personal opinion or what the mother church teaches.
What does the bible say? Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. (ASV) zBaptism: The word baptism actually comes from the Greek word baptizo, which means immersion. zIs there any other proof to support this? John 3:23 And John also was baptizing in Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
Other proof Act 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. Act 8:39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, for he went on his way rejoicing. zYou dont need to know Greek to know that baptism is immersion. zIs belief enough?
Is belief enough? Act 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching good tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Act 8:13 And Simon also himself believed: and being baptized, he continued with Philip; and beholding signs and great miracles wrought, he was amazed. Act 16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, immediately. Act 16:34 And he brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his house, having believed in God.
Can an infant be baptized? zCertainly they can be sprinkled and dunked in water… zJust like anybody. Mark 16:16 1Pe 3:21 which also after a true likeness doth now save you, even baptism, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the interrogation of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ;
Is baptism a sign? Rom 6:2 God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein? Rom 6:3 Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Rom 6:4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. & Act 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do? Act 2:38 And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Is it holy spirit baptism? Act 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them that heard the word. Act 10:45 And they of the circumcision that believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit. Act 10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Act 10:47 Can any man forbid the water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we? Act 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
Something we must all ask ourselves. Act 8:36 And as they went on the way, they came unto a certain water; and the eunuch saith, Behold, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? Act 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized and wash away thy sins, calling on his name. zWhat hinders us from being baptized?
A Reminder zBaptism washes away our sins: Act 2:38 And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. zWe are added to the church: Act 2:41 They then that received his word were baptized: and there were added unto them in that day about three thousand souls. zWe have fellowship with God and each other: 1Co 12:13 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit.