Much teaching has been done on the subject of baptism. It has been written about in creed books, yet little truth has been preached.
The Bible is the book we should go to learn about baptism.
I. WHAT IS BAPTISM?
A. Men may give a lot of different ideas. They may say it is sprinkling, pouring, or immersion, or they may say it is some church-ordained act.
B. It is obedience to a positive command. Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15,16; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:48.
II. BIBLE BAPTISM REQUIRES:
A. Water. Acts 10:47.
B. Much water. John 3:23.
C. Going to the water. Acts 8:36.
D. Going down into the water. Acts 8:38.
E. Coming up out of the water. Acts 8:39.
F. A burial. Rom 6:4.
G. A resurrection. Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12.
H. Being planted. Rom. 6:5.
III. PURPOSE OF BAPTISM.
A. Cleanse. Eph. 5:26.
B. Into Christ. Gal. 3:27.
C. Remission of sins. Acts 2:38.
D. Saved by baptism. 1 Pet. 3:21.
E. Wash away sins. Acts 22:16.
F. Walk in newness of life. Rom. 6:4.
G. Saved. Mark 16:16.
Baptizo - is the Greek word for immersion; immersion is baptism.
Rantizo - is the Greek word for sprinkling; sprinkling is rantism.
Cheo - is the Greek word for pouring; pouring is cheism.
Sprinkling - is not found.
IV. WHO MAY BE BAPTIZED.
A. Those who may be taught. Matt. 28:19.
B. Those who believe. Mark 16:16.
C. Men and women. Acts 8:12.
A person must be baptized (immersed in water) to be saved from the guilt of past sins and get into the body that Christ saves.
PLESE VISIT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST!
1.When and where was the first congregation of churches of Christ begun? (Isa. 2:2,3: Dan. 2:44; Mat.16:18-20; Lk. 24:46-49; Ac.1:5-8; Ac.2:1-4; Mart 9:1)
2.What or who Is Its founder and foundation? Christ. (Isa. 28:16; 1Cor. 3:11;Mat. 16:18).
3.By what name Is the church called? (Rom. 16.16; Acts 20 28; 1 Tim. 3:15.)
4. What are Its members called?
(Acts 9:13,14; 11:26; 26 28; 1 Pet. 4:16.)
5. How Is one forgiven, to become a part of Christ*s church (family)? Faith, repentance, baptism Into Christ (Mat. 28:18-20; Mk.16:16;Ro.6:3.4; Heb.5:8, 9; Ac. 8:27-40).
6.How is its organized? Eph.1:22,23;Phil. 1:1; 1Tim.3:1-12.)
7. How does it worsnip? spirit and In truth.
(John 4:24; ACTS 2:42. Acts 20:7; Col.3:16: Ephesians 5:19; 1 Cor. 16:1,2.)
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