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APOSTOLIC WATER BAPTISM BY IMMERSION IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

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Greek Word Study βαπτίζω baptizo baptize.
Greek Word Study βάπτισμα baptizma baptism.

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Introduction

This is a bible study proving that apostolic water baptism is by full immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. There seems to be a lot of disagreement among modern Christians about how people should be baptized. Some claim sprinkling with water is baptism, some that pouring is baptism, some put water crosses on the head of a child, and some claim that only full immersion is correct apostolic baptism. This bible study will show from scripture the correct method for apostolic Christian water baptism is by full immersion.
Whether people baptize by sprinkling, pouring, immersion, or any other variation, it seems universally accepted by Christian denominations everywhere that some sort of words are spoken during the process of water baptism. If nothing was said at all, there would have been little point in Paul re-baptizing those who were baptized by John the Baptist (Acts 19:1-5). However, even among those who baptize by the correct method of full immersion, there is still some disagreement about what is said during the process. Another purpose of this section is to determine from the scripture, and only the scripture, what should be said, if anything. This means that we will take no account of non-biblical references, because God has told us not to add to his words (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:18), or of any traditions that may have been followed by people for centuries. If we are prepared to take only God's word as the authority for what we should do and say, then we must be prepared to lay aside all traditions, and former beliefs that are proven to be contrary to his word. Only then can God bless us, and bring all true followers of Jesus into the unity that he prayed for before his death; "That they all may be one; as you Father are in me, and I in you, that they may be one in us; ... that they may be one, even as we are one: ... that they may be made perfect in one:" (John 17:21-23).

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