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Baptism Unto Repentance

If John the Baptist were the baptisting today with the baptism unto repentance would there be salvation in that baptism? Would that baptism fulfill the requirements of New Testament baptism?

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 ---mima on 4/6/06
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Coming to God to repent first. Acts 2 v 38.
Mark 16 v 16, Acts 2 v's 37 - 41 Fulfills Matt.28 v's 19 - 20. Those that were baptized were baptized in The name of The Lord & The name of The Lord Is Jesus Christ.

There is No one found in The N - Testament scriptures that was baptized in the titles Father - Son & Holy spirit. This Is Man - made doings ( Prov.14 v 12 ) that came from here 2nd.Cor.4 v 4 & 11 v's 14 - 15.
---Lawrence on 7/26/10

Q1. No there would not be. There is no salvation in any baptism.

Q2. See Acts 19 where the Ephesian believers that Paul came to had been baptized after John's baptism. Paul explained that John's baptism was one of repentence and committment to follow the Messiah. Paul then rebaptized them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
---Bruce5656B on 3/30/08

mima. That question really makes aperson think. The law and the prophets were until John. Since then the Kingdom of God is preached. In the N.T. we get our instructions from Jesus. John's baptism was an O.T baptism because Jesus had not died and risen yet. If John were here today doing his baptism of repentance I would tell him that today we baptize people into Jesus. There is a lot of difference.
---john on 4/18/07

it was different then and it is now. Our covenant is found in the scriptures after Christ arose. Everything changed then.
---Denna3337 on 4/18/07

Wayne, men believe old men in Old Covenant times. These so called men are God chosen people mate, and God spoke thru them so what they said was not men spoken things but God spoken things. I presume the covenant your talking about will be the Ceremonial Laws that were done away at the cross.
---jana on 4/17/07

To me nothing wouldn't change, because God's word changes not. What was done back then, should still be the same for today.
---Rebecca_D on 4/17/07

Mima, don't you think that iffy questions like that (especially that assume conditions contrary to fact, such as John still being alive today) are really meaningless when dealing with spiritual issues?

As Betsie ten Boom said, "There are no 'ifs' in God's world."
---Jack on 5/8/06

All through the OT God's people have lived by faith--seeing the invisible. The old covenant was based on the promise of men--we will obey. The new covenant is on better promises--even His promises, forgiveness and renewing of the heart. Throughout the Bible we see people choosing one or the other--the old or the new. To choose to reject His covenant and to promise to live a Christian life by trying instead of dying is to live under the old covenant even today--see Galatians 3. Compare Joshua 4:14-27.
---Wayne87 on 4/8/06

God made a promise to Adam (Genesis 3:14-19), to Abraham (Genesis 22:18). Galatians 3:8-16 reveals that this was the preaching of the gospel before the "law covenant" was made at Sinai--Galatians 3:8-16. Verse 17 reveals that the covenant made at Sinai did not disannul the gospel covenant already confirmed by God by two immutable things in which it was impossible for Him to lie--Hebrews 6:13-18. Hebrews 11 reveals that those before the covenant was made at Sinai were living by faith.
---Wayne87 on 4/8/06

No. He was still working under the Old Testament. The New Covenant didn't begin until after Jesus' death, burial, resurrection, & ascention into heaven. John's baptism was a preparation for the New Testament. The New Testament is established on what Jesus did & it requires our faith in Him. OT required obedience to the law. The New Testament fulfills the OT by love. We have 2-commandments which fulfill the OT(Mark 12:30-31) Verse 30 fulfills the 1st 5-commandments. Verse 31 fulfills the last 5.
---Rickey on 4/7/06

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