Baptism Made Easy - Kenneth Spann a Baptist Preacher

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Welcome. Here is a simple outline about Baptism. As I add more additional pages are to be created.
 
Here is a simple outline about Baptism.
1) What it is.
2) What is is not.
3) What is does.
4) What it don’t do.

 

"Baptism Made Easy"
Matthew 24:11, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”

CONFUSION AT THE BAPTISTERY

1. Baptism is for sure a confusing matter for many people:
a. People are in ignorance (not knowing).
b. People are taught wrong (believing wrong).

2. Many ‘churches’ have many ways to ‘baptize’:
a. Some sprinkle.
b. Some pour.
c. Some immerse.

3. Many ‘churches’ will baptize whatever:
a. Some do adults.
b. Some do infants.

4. Some ‘churches’ teach baptism is a requirement for salvation

BAPTISM
1. Baptism is not:
a. Sprinkling.
b. Pouring.

2. Baptism is immersion:
a. Baptize = baptizo = make fully wet.
b. From bapto = cover wholly with fluid.

3. There are no examples in the Bible of baptizing by sprinkling or pouring.
a. Ephesians 4:5, “One Lord, one faith, one baptism,”
b. 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.”

4. Baptism by immersion is the ‘picture’ of:
a. Christ’s death.
b. Christ’s resurrection.

5. John the Baptist baptized in the water. Matthew 3:1-6, “1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, 6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.”

6. John the Baptist baptized in the Jordan. John 3:23, “And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.”
a. Jordan is a river.
b. John baptized in AEnon because there was ‘much water’.

7. Mark 1:9-11, “1 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
a. The Bible says Jesus came up out of the water. That means that Jesus had to be in the water.
b. The Bible also shows an example that the person doing the baptism should go into the water. The one baptizing can then properly do the baptizing, by immersion.


BAPTIZE WHO

1. 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.”
a. You must first receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour, or you only get wet.
b. You must first receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour.

2. 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.”
a. You must first receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour, or you only get wet.
b. You must first receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour.

3. There are no examples in the Bible of baptizing infants.


BAPTISM DOES NOT

Ephesians 2:8-9, “8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
1. Baptism does not save.
2. Baptism is not a requirement of Salvation.

BAPTISM DOES

1. Baptism is a symbol of the Gospel. First Corinthians 15:1-4, “1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

2. Baptism is something done as a symbol of the Gospel:
a. Christ died for our sin.
b. Christ was buried.
c. Christ arose on the third day; victorious over sin.

3. Romans 10:9-10, “9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

4. Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
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