HOW ESSENTIAL IS BAPTISM?
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. John 3:5
HOW MANY TYPES OF BAPTISM DOES GOD RECOGNIZE?
One Lord, one faith, one baptism. Ephesians 4:5
HOW WAS JESUS BAPTIZED?
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [permit, allow] it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:13-17
DID JOHN BAPTIZE IN THE JORDAN RIVER?
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. John 3:23
HOW DID PHILIP BAPTIZE THE ETHIOPIAN?
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 8:38
WHAT MUST PRECEDE BAPTISM?
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:19, 20
WHAT MUST ONE DO BEFORE BEING BAPTIZED?
He that believethand is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16
IF A PERSON TRULY BELIEVES WHAT WILL THEY DO?
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost....
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Acts 2:37, 38, 41
WHAT DOES BAPTISM SYMBOLIZE?
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
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.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Romans 6:3-6
WHEN WE DIE TO SELF WHO NOW LIVES IN US?
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
WHAT ARE WE DECLARED TO BE?
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29
WHEN SHOULD A PERSON BE BAPTIZED?
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) 2 Corinthians 6:2
WAS ANYONE EVER REBAPTIZED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT?
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 19:1-5
WHAT SHOULD WE DO AFTER UNDERSTANDING TRUTH?
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away
thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16