20 Interesting Things About Baptism

Baptism can be a controversial subject, but the Bible’s teaching on the practice is clear. From burial to re-birth, here are some interesting things the Bible teaches about baptism.

1. John baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Mk. 1:4)

2. Those who rejected John’s baptism rejected God’s purpose for them (Lk. 7:30)

3. Jesus was baptized to fulfill all righteousness (Matt. 3:16-17)

4. We are baptized into the Godhead (Matt. 28:19)

5. Baptism saves us and is an appeal for a good conscience toward God based on Jesus’ resurrection (1 Pet. 3:21-22)

6. Sins are washed away in baptism (Acts 22:16; Rev. 1:5)

7. Baptism is the culminating act that puts us in Christ (Rom. 6:3-4; Gal. 3:26-27)

8. We are baptized into the one body/church (1 Cor. 12:13)

9. There is only one baptism (Eph. 4:5)

10. It is possible to receive the wrong baptism and need to be baptized scripturally (Acts 19:1-6)


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11. Baptism is for the forgiveness of sins and the point when we receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)

12. Baptism is essential for salvation (Mk. 16:16)

13. In baptism we are born again of water and regenerated (Titus 3:5; Jn. 3:5)

14. We are buried with Jesus in baptism and raised through God’s powerful work (Col. 2:12)

15. Those who are baptized are added to the church by God (Acts 2:41, 2:47)

16. After baptism we should walk in a newness of life (Rom. 6:4)

17. Baptism is for those who learn the truth about Jesus and His kingdom and want to submit to Him (Acts 8:12-13, 8:35-39)

18. Baptism is proceeded by repentance (Acts 2:38, 3:19)

19. Baptism is the beginning of our Christian journey, not the end (Matt. 28:19-20)

20. After baptism, we become children of God and are clothed with Christ (Gal. 3:26-27)


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    Hiram Kemp

    Hiram is a graduate of the Florida School of Preaching, Freed-Hardeman University, and is working on his Ph.D. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves as one of the ministers at the Lehman Avenue church of Christ in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He and his wife Brittani have two children, Nadia and Andre.

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