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