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I Timothy 3:15

What is the True Meaning of Baptism According to the Scriptures?

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"One lord, one faith, one baptism" Eph.4:5

BAPTISM is the first command of obedience by a child of God after he has been converted, saved by faith. Acts 8:37; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:38-41

BAPTISM is our identity with Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour; also with His people, His Church, and His teachings. Acts 2:41, Gal. 3.27.

BAPTISM is a burial in water, (immersion) in the: name of the Father (Jehovah God), the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Ghost. Rom. 6:3-5; Matt. 3:13-17

BAPTISM is an act of following our Lord's ex­ample to fulfill all righteousness. Matt. 3:13-17

BAPTISM is a testimonial to your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 4:5

BAPTISM is performed in Jesus' name, because it is according to His Word. Matt. 28:19-20, Acts 10:48.

BAPTISM is the outward expression of an in­ward conversion. I Peter 3:21. Bap­tism should be administered as soon as possible after conversion. Acts 8:36-37, Acts 6:25-33.

BAPTISM is the picture of the Gospel; the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Rom. 6:3-5; I Col. 15:3-4

BAPTISM is the door into God's Church and necessary for participation in the Lord's Supper. Acts 2:41-42, 47; I Cor. 12:13

BAPTISM is one of two scriptural ordinances administered by the authority of a New Testament Baptist Church. The Commission was given to God's Church, not to individuals. Matt. 28:19-20

BAPTISM is a portrayal of your death to the old life, burying your past, and ris­ing to a new life in Christ. Rom. 6:3-5; Acts 8:12

BAPTISM is a declaration of the Trinity, a dec­laration of your New Birth, and a declaration of your Sonship. Matt. 3:13-17


1) A SCRIPTURAL CANDIDATE-a true believer, a saved individual: one who has repented of his sins and accepted Jesus as his Saviour.

2) A SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY-God, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, and now the New Testament Baptist Church.

3) A SCRIPTURAL ADMINISTRA­TOR-a pastor, missionary or man au­thorized by a New Testament Baptist Church.

4) A SCRIPTURAL MOTIVE- to Glorify God and declare the fact that you have already been saved, re­deemed, born again.

5) A SCRIPTURAL MODE- a com­plete burial in water (immersion). Nothing else will do.

Matt. 28:19-20-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: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.