Biblical Water Baptism

To all the saints in Christ Jesus, grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I write this unto you saints that I might more firmly establish you in the faith by the word of God, by the which you have been born, and which also liveth and abideth forever (1 Peter 1:23). If you are not yet in the body of Christ, then I invite and encourage you to read this epistle.

In these last days, there have arisen heretical misunderstandings about the correct formula, purpose, and means of water baptism; this epistle provides what the word of God says about these things.

Biblical Baptism is in the Name of Jesus Christ

All throughout the Book of Acts, it is made very clear that the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ baptized believers in the name of Jesus Christ:

There is a widespread misunderstanding of a certain verse which has led many to be baptized and to baptize without calling upon the name of the Lord Jesus; this hugely misunderstood verse is written below:

Largely due to the non-Scriptural doctrine of the Trinity, this verse has been mistaken to mean that when one person baptizes another, the one performing the baptism is supposed to repeat the words of this command; in other words, the person would say something like, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost", and then baptize the one receiving the baptism.

Matthew 28:19 is a command given by Jesus after his resurrection to his disciples. In this command, Jesus told his followers to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; this name is Jesus Christ. The disciples understood what the Lord Jesus meant, and they proceeded to baptize in the name of Jesus Christ. For more verses concerning this, read this epistle.

Biblical Baptism is for the Remission of Sins

Acts 2:38 and Acts 22:16 (can be read above) state plainly that baptism is for the remission of sins. It is not, as many people falsely teach, simply a symbol of an inward change; it is how you get your sins remitted (after repenting of them, of course).

It is also written that baptism saves us:

Below are more verses to read:

Biblical Baptism is Done by Immersion in Water

There is yet another tradition of men which has sought to pervert the good word of God; I write of the practice of simply pouring water over a person's head and calling that 'baptism'. This has no standing in the Bible, as can be clearly discerned in the following verses (he that hath ears to hear, let him hear):

It is also written in the word of God that one gets buried with Christ in baptism:

Would you bury someone by sprinkling dirt on their head? Of course not; you would fully submerge that person under the ground. Likewise, if a person has died to their sins (through repentance) and wants to be buried with Christ, that person needs to be fully submerged under the water in the name of Jesus Christ.

Infant Baptism is Not Scriptural

The idea of baptizing infants is also non-Scriptural. A person is not supposed to be baptized unless he believes, as it is written:

These verses of Scripture make infant baptism a non-Scriptural practice because a new-born infant cannot comprehend or believe the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. A person must be able to understand and communicate clearly that they believe on the Lord Jesus Christ before they can be rightly baptized according to the gospel.

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