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Baptism

You’re saved? From what? Sin? To Who?    Romans 10:9

 

God raised Him and we must confess and believe and He will save us.

Saved…Passive voice, Indicative mood: statement of fact.

 

Once is enough….Eph 4:5

 

Commanded by God….Acts 2:38, 22:16

(Repent (passive) and get thyself baptized (active))

 

Water baptism by John….Matt 3:11 

 

Baptism in the Holy Spirit…John 14:15-17, I Cor 12:13

(Holy Spirit…Another of the same kind)

 

Water baptism for Christians…

Buried, raised up and UNITED..…Rom. 6:3, Matt 28:19, Col 2:12

baptizo,  bap-tid'-zo; from a derivative of Greek 911 (bapto); to make whelmed (i.e. fully wet); used only (in the N.T.) of ceremonial ablution,

 

What happens now

 

·                    Protected …John 10:29, Job 1:9-10, Psm. 91:11-12

·                    He never leaves you…. I John 4:4

·                    We are one in Christ….. Rom. 12:4-5

·                    Study the Word…….. Joshua 1:8-9         

·                    Fellowship (Go to church and Bible study) Heb 10:25

 

I John 3:9….. Jer. 20:9

 

1)   to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge (of vessels sunk)

2)   to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water, to wash one’s self, bathe

3)   to overwhelm

Not to be confused with 911, bapto. The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making pickles and is helpful because it uses both words.  Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be ‘dipped’ (bapto) into boiling water and then ‘baptised’ (baptizo) in the vinegar solution. Both verbs concern the immersing of vegetables in a solution. But the first is temporary. The second, the act of baptising the vegetable, produces a permanent change.

When used in the New Testament, this word more often refers to our union and identification with Christ than to our water baptism. e.g. Mark 16:16. ‘He that believes and is baptised shall be saved’. Christ is saying that mere intellectual assent is not enough.  There must be a union with him, a real change, like the vegetable to the pickle!

Bible Study Magazine, James Montgomery Boice, May 1989.[1]

 


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[1]Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.) 1995.

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