In-depth expounding on the hotly debated and greatly misunderstood topic: what God has to say about baptism.Read More
The Scripture records in John 3:23 that “John was baptizing in Aenon near
Salim, because there was much water there.”
We welcome you today to our study of the subject of baptism. Today
we're going to be thinking about the subject of the mode of baptism.
Why do some people baptize babies? Why do some people pour a
little water or sprinkle some water on some? What about immersion? What
does the Scripture teach on the mode of baptism?
The Ethiopian eunuch said, “See here is water. What hinders me from
being baptized?” Acts 8:36.
Implied from the question by the eunuch is that one must be prepared
to be baptized. Today we want to think about, who is a candidate to be
baptized? Is anybody who just walks up off the street a candidate? Is an
atheist or agnostic a candidate to be baptized? What about a young child?
When are they ready to be baptized?
Who's ready to be baptized?
Jesus said, “He that believes and is baptized will be saved. He who does
not believe shall be condemned,” Mark 16:16.
We welcome you to our study of the purposes of baptism. Why be
baptized? What's the purpose behind it? Sometimes we hear people say,
‘Well baptism's something good you ought to do, something that you really
need to follow, but it's not essential to salvation.’ Does the Scripture teach
By inspiration of the Holy Spirit the apostle Peter said “Baptism does now
also save us,” 1 Peter 3:21.
We welcome you to our second study on the purposes in this series
on the purposes of baptism.
What's the purpose of baptism in the Bible?
Jesus said, “He that believes and is baptized will be saved,” Mark 16:16.
Sometimes when we hear the clarity of those passages that teach
baptism is essential to salvation, people began to make objections.
Today we hope to address those objections from the Scripture. We
encourage you to have your Bible handy as we study this subject together.
The apostle Paul said, “As many of us as were baptized into Christ
have clothed ourselves with Christ.”
The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is essential to salvation, but
often time we hear objections to baptism being essential to salvation.
The apostle Peter said, “Repent and be baptized for the remission of sins,”
In this series of lessons we've stressed the essentiality of baptism.
But today, we want to take a slightly different approach. Today we ask the
question: What will baptism not do?
Jesus said, “Unless one is born of water and the spirit he cannot enter the
kingdom of God,” John 3:5.
What about when a person obeys the gospel and becomes a
After baptism then what?