As we look at Baptism Quotes we cover a lot of area. Many people only relate baptism to the water baptism that John performed in the river Jordan. There is more to the term Baptism than just this. We will see some quotes on baptism in this article dealing with the water baptism and with the other baptism also! This article will mostly be directed to the water baptism.
Water Baptism is a doctrine of most churches in America.
The Water Baptism is administered in different ways here and around the world. The most common two being,
Sprinkling: This baptism is where a priest or minister sprinkles the head of the convert or child in the Catholic Church.
Submersion: This baptism immerses the individual completely under the water and is the accepted type in most Protestant churches across America.
According to all the scriptures that I find, this signifies that the believer has died to sin, (submerged under the water) been buried with Jesus Christ in His death and resurrected and is made into His likeness! (rising out of the water)
Before I go any further let me say, baptism is not necessary for salvation! We need to remember the thief on the cross. Jesus gave him forgiveness and accepted him that day into the kingdom! No baptism took place! Luke 23:43, “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” A very good reference to this is on the awmi.net website located “HERE”
“Mark 1:4”, “Luke 3:12” and “John 1: 25” speaks of the baptism of John. He baptized many multitudes in the Jordan River and they all came confessing their sins before they received this baptism. This gives us an idea of what we are supposed to do before we follow this sacrament or ordinance. First, we need to confess our sins and receive God’s forgiveness.
The only two sacraments or ordinances recognized by the Protestant church are, baptism and communion. Most Protestants do not refer to these as sacraments but as ordinances. They feel these are two ordinances established by Jesus Christ and that baptism should follow conversion and the communion should be followed on a regular basis! We will cover the Communion (The Lord’s Supper) in this article. There are a lot of Baptism Quotes in the Bible dealing with the water baptism. I will list several below as it is an important part of the believers testimony.
This is not necessary for salvation but it gives us a clear conscience toward God. This is a very important act for us! The first scriptures I find in the New Testament on baptism is ” Matt 3: 5-12″. This scripture tells of how the multitudes went out to the Jordan River and confessed their sins to be baptized by John the Baptist! Time to make a point here before we go any further….. John the Baptist had absolutely nothing to do with a denomination! They called him that because he went about baptizing people! This other baptism was spoken of to John by the Lord Himself! God told John that whoever he saw the Spirit descending upon and remaining, the same is He that baptizes with the” Holy Ghost and with fire” This is certainly a baptism worth looking into. Anything Jesus has for me, I want it! I would think that anyone who comes in contact with the Savior would want all He has to give.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost as many refer to it was and still is a very important event in peoples lives! We will look into this a little further in another article. The next place we find baptism mentioned is in the book of Acts. In ” Acts 1:5 “For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. This was Jesus speaking here so it is important to hear what He says. then after this Jesus says they would receive power after the Holy Ghost has come. Back to more Baptism Quotes on the water baptism. In ” Matthew 28:19 “ Jesus exhorted the disciples to, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”.
Then again in ” Mark 16:16 “Jesus said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned”. The key word here is “believeth”. Without belief, you cannot be saved! Jesus added baptism to this and to me that makes it an important part of our testimony for Him. ” This Link “ on this scripture has an excellent commentary on this subject.
The next verse we want to discuss is ” John 3:5 “, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”. In This verse, Jesus was answering the question from Nicodemus, “How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” In my opinion, this set of scriptures is misinterpreted many times. Jesus was not referring to water baptism here at all! Jesus was comparing the natural birth and spiritual birth. Even as someone is naturally born into this world, so they must be spiritually born to enter God’s kingdom.
There is nowhere in the Bible that states, “You must be baptized by water to enter heaven” Nowhere! There is just too much scripture read with preconceived ideas given to us from others and we read the word without allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts and minds to guide us into the truth.
Here in this scripture the Apostle Paul describes baptism beautifully. ” Romans 6: 3 “ Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? ” Romans 6: 4 “ Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. What a wonderful picture Paul paints here! Please read the commentaries on those two links for more insight into the matter. The following are scriptures dealing with water baptism. If you are interested in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, it is covered in another article we will be writing soon.
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Acts 8:36-38 36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. Colossians 2: 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. There are several other scriptures dealing with the water baptism.
We will not list them all as I do not believe it necessary as we can gain an understanding that it is an important part of a new converts testimony from the scriptures above. I believe that baptism should follow salvation as soon as possible. This gives us a clear conscience and helps our testimony as a believer.
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