Baptism

Be sure to listen to the podcast while going through the study

Be sure to download the PDF as it also contains quotes from Patristic writings on Baptism

What is Baptism: Is it a work by which one can boast? Is it an outward sign of inward grace? What does scripture say about Baptism?

Ephesians 4:4-6 – Baptism is basic Christian doctrine, and there is only one.

Acts 2:38 – Repentance and baptism leads to forgiveness and the gift of the Holy Spirit

Romans 6:3-4 – Participation, not simply parallel or an outward sign, Baptism is more than a sign, it is participation.

1st Peter 3:21 – Baptism is essential for salvation

Acts 8:26-38 – The Bible is clear, the good news (Gospel Message) includes baptism

Mark 16:16 – Belief and Baptism = salvation according to Jesus

Additional Passages

  • Mark 1:4 – Even Johns Baptism was for forgiveness of sins
  • Acts 16:33 – Belief alone is insufficient
  • Acts 22:16 – Fasted and prayed for three days, yet what are you waiting for, be baptized for the forgiveness of sins
  • Colossians 2:12 – Baptism is immersion, i.e. burial, the power of God in baptism is how baptism has its power
  • Matthew 28:19 – Baptism involves discipleship
  • John 3:5 – Born Again = Water and Spirit