Not continuation of any Old Testament rituals (Gal.2: 16; 3: 11)
Not any deed for Salvation
Not any deed for Purification
Not “the Baptismal regeneration” (Baptism Symbolizes burial and resurrection; not the new birth . Rom.6: 3 )
BAPTISM - Command of the Lord
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
( Authority?- Example- Mat. 21: 24 )
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: ( Command )
Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. ( Assurance )
BAPTISM- What it symbolizes?
An act of Obedience (Jn.14:15; Rom.6: 1-2)
An act of identification to his burial and resurrection (Rom.6: 4; Col.2: 12)
An act of allegiance (Joined to Christ)
(Rom.6: 3; Gal.3: 27; Example. 1.Cor.10: 1-2)
An act of putting on Christ (Gal.3: 27)
(Shows to whom belong- Num.15: 37-41)
An act of appeal toward God for a good conscience
(1. Pet.3: 21)
BAPTISM - What it symbolizes?
Romans 6: 3-4 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 up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life .
Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism , wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
( An act of identification to his death-burial and resurrection )
BAPTISM - What Jesus meant? “Baptism to be baptized with” ( Luke 12: 50 )
Luke 12: 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
Not of the literal Baptism. ( Jesus was baptized: Mat.3: 16 )
Then if spiritual what it means?
For what he was going to Jerusalem? ( Mat.16:21 )
(Was He not pointing to his death, burial and resurrection, to be taken place of him in Jerusalem?)
BAPTISM - What it symbolizes ?
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; (1.Cor.10: 1-2)
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ .(Gal.3: 27 )
(An Act of full commit to the Lord- shows the stand with those who have committed to walk with Christ )
BAPTISM - What it means ?
One Lord, one faith, one baptism (Eph.4: 5)
(All believers are baptized with the baptism of the Holy Spirit 1.Cor.12: 13 )
Baptism is “Act of immersing”
What it means “ One Baptism”?
Is it the Baptism of the Holy Spirit or the Water Baptism ?
(No one a believer with out the baptism of the Holy Spirit; but Baptism in water the visible expression to the world)
BAPTISM- What it express ?
Appeal of a good conscience toward God (1.Pet.3: 21)
When once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: (1.Pet.3: 20-21)
(Answer to a good conscience toward God- The willingness to obey His command, appeals the good conscience to the Lord )
BAPTISM-What Bible Teaches?
Baptism what it means?
(Identification to the burial and resurrection-
Rom.6: 3-5; Col.2: 12 )
Believer is: Dead to the Sin (Rom.6:2; 10)
Dead to the Law (Gal.2:19; Rom.7:4)
Dead to the World (Gal.6:14; Col.3: 3)
Who should be baptized?
(Person “Believed” or “Born again” should be baptized- Shows “I am dead and now buried with him”)
BAPTISM - What Bible teaches? (Continues)
Who can baptize?
Person Ref: Who baptized.
3000 in Jerusalem Acts.2:41 Apostles
Men and woman Samaria Acts.8:12;13 Philip
Ethiopean Eunuch Acts.8: 38 Philip
Saul (Apo. Paul) Acts.9: 18 Ananias
Cornelius and family Acts.10:48 Brothers from Joppa
Lydia and family Acts.16:15 Silas or Paul
Jailor and household Acts.16:33 Silas or Paul
Corinthians Acts.18:8 Probably Paul
12 At Ephesus Acts.19:5 Paul or companions
(Any believer –Brother- holds testimony; not restricted only for Apostles, Elders, or evangelists)
BAPTISM-What Bible teaches ? (Conti…)
Joined to Christ (Gal.3; 27; 1.Cor.10: 2)
By crossing the Red sea, Israel fully joined to Moses.
(Truly delivered from Pharaoh, but in the areas of Egypt until crossed the red sea)
(To whom you belong? To the world or for Christ?)
Putting on Christ (Gal.3: 27; Num.15: 37-41)
(The fringes reminded the Jew not to seek after their own heart; so also the baptism)