Ephesians 4:4-5:

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all,

and through all, and in you all.

 

According to this verse, there is only ONE baptism. This study will help determine just what that ONE baptism is….As this study continues, search the scriptures yourself and see if you can determine what that ONE baptism is….

 

Hint:

This ONE baptism is into Christ for the forgiveness of sins after a person hears, believes and repents. This one baptism is total immersion in water as the account of the Ethiopian eunuch undeniably illustrates.

 

It is very possible for people to go through a ritual that is called baptism without it being the baptism commanded by Jesus. “Baptism” that is not “for the forgiveness of sins” is not this one baptism.

 

 

 

Which baptism did you receive? Acts 19:3    BE HONEST (Your life depends on it)

 

Scripture

The ONE baptism in the Bible

“Baptist” or “non-denominational” baptism

Full water immersion?

Acts 8:36-39, Colossians 2:12

YES

YES

For the purpose of having your sins forgiven/washed away

Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16

YES

NO

To save you?

1Peter 3:21

YES

NO

To be reborn?

John 3:3-5

YES

NO

To have new life?

Romans 6:3-4

YES

NO

Required for salvation/criteria for judgment?

John 3:5, Mark 16:15-16

YES

NO

United with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection THROUGH baptism?

Romans 6:3-6

YES

NO

Saved before baptism?

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NO

YES

                                CONCLUSION:

Biblical baptism

Non-Biblical baptism--needs to be corrected

 

 

Some different “baptisms” that are taught today:

Which baptism is Biblical today?

Explanation

Reference

“Baptism of the Holy Spirit”

Happened once to the Jews in Acts 2 and once to the Gentiles in Acts 10. Has since passed away 2000 years ago.

Acts 2, Acts 10, Acts 8:36-39-in water

See here also

Infant baptism

Must believe, repent, and make conscious decision to follow Christ. Doctrine of “original sin” false.

Acts 16:30-33--Faith must precede baptism

Acts 8:36-39--Faith must precede baptism

Acts 2:38--Repentance with baptism

Baptism for the dead

Man faces judgment after death

Hebrews 9:27

Baptism as a “public confession of faith”

Not taught in bible

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Baptism for the forgiveness of sins into Christ

The ONE baptism spoken of in Ephesians 4:4-5

Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, Acts 8:26-40, 1Peter 3:20-21, Colossians 2:12, Galatians 3:26-27, John 3:3-5, Mark 16:15-16, Titus 3:5, Matthew 28:19-20

 

 

A study on “re-baptism”

 

 

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