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Bible Way Ministries

2103 Shelton Street

San Angelo, Texas 76903

                                                                         

Baptism Teaching

Lonnie Green III, Senior Pastor, Founder

 Baptism is a Burial

  1. “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:  that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”  Romans 6:3-4

 

  1. "Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him for the dead.”  (Colossians 2:12).

 

Baptism is taking upon ourselves the Name of Jesus Christ.

  1. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Galatians 3:27)
  2.  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ…” (Romans 13:14)
  3. Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” (II Timothy 2: 19)
  4. ”That worthy name by the which ye are called…”(James 2:7)

All of the above are synonymous terms referring to the complete work wrought in our lives when we are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

What Name Should Be Called Over You In Baptism?

 

  1. Jesus tells His disciples to preach repentance and remission of sins in His NAME beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47)
  2. The fulfillment of Jesus’ command in Luke 24:47 found in Acts 2:38; “Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
  3. Three thousand souls received the Word and were baptized (Acts 2:41 ).  How? As Peter had just told them in Acts 2:38. in the name of Jesus Christ.
  4. At Samaria they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Acts 8:12 -16).
  5. Cornelius’ household and friends, who had just received the Holy Ghost, were commanded by Peter to be baptized in the name of the Lord (Acts 10:44 -48).
  6. Believers at Ephesus who had been baptized using John the Baptist’s formula, were instructed by Paul to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Acts 19:1-7)

 

History Of  Water Baptism.

As the church grew older after its founding (Acts 2:1-42), not only did false teacher arise but many sincere individuals misunderstood the teachings of the Scripture.  Form this setting many erroneous ideas developed.

“At first, baptism took place in the name of the Lord Jesus, later in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…”

“Christian baptism as we meet it in Paul in the book of Acts, is in the name of Jesus.”

“To be baptize in our into the name of Jesus means turning away from other names.”

“Do the baptismal formulas and creeds set forth a doctrines of the Trinity: Those we have thus far described do not.”

 

How Important is Water Baptism?

From the scriptural definition of baptism, anyone who will not submit to the cleansing of baptism in the name of Jesus Christ has no remission of sins and cannot be saved from sin.

  1. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved (Mark16:16).
  2. Baptism doth now save us. (1Peter 3:21 ).

Baptism is a vital and important part of God’s plan of salvation.  May this study be a source of enlightenment on the subject.