AMEN I love this you are completely right well done!!!
---Joy on 7/30/09|
No, you can baptize by sprinkling,pouring or immersion, it's a sign of cleansing and the promise of new life in Christ.
---Tony on 7/29/09|
Yes!Acts 2:38 in Hebrew (Yahushua Ha Mashiach). From Greek(ISEOUS KRISTOS )to English (JESUS CHRIST) in the water full immersion.
It's the only way they done it in first century times.
The Jews had various "Mikvah doctrines" for purification. they still do.
book of Hebrews refers to doctrines of baptisms-mikvah's.
This one is done for Salvation in what Elohim has done by Messiah.
---Yochanan on 7/28/09|
From the book Romans to Jude , they were written to those sanctified in Christ. They are ALREADY water baptized in Jesus name and have spoken in tongues.
If you read the entire books you could see that.
There was a question asked Acts 2:37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"
38Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far offfor all whom the Lord our God will call."
---batieste on 7/28/09|
Humans cannot "baptize" other people. Only your own "living water" can baptize/consecrate yourself to the outer temple (Jesus). THIS is "WATER baptism, the ONLY baptism there is (Ephesians 4:5).
In "three days", Jesus established the new worship temple (His BODY).
John 2:19 and 21
"three days"....."He was speaking of the temple of His BODY".
1 Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19
"Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?".
1 Corin. 6:19
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you".
---more_excellent_way on 7/27/09|
We each are the INNER temple and the living water (feelings of sorrow) that flows from our heart will baptize/consecrate us to the outer temple (do not be a "bleeding heart compassionist", have genuine sorrow for all who suffer misfortune).
The water that flowed from Christ's side at the cross is so that we "neither thirst" (Revelation 7:16, John 7:38, Acts 1:5) instead of only eat.
"ONE BAPTISM" (Ephesians 4:5).
Many modern versions of scripture have been corrupted because they were changed to be politically correct (some versions may not properly explain the living water).
Have a "faith for faith" (Romans 1:17).
All verses are from the RSV.
---more_excellent_way on 7/27/09|
dear Zach, every time jesus gives the command to baptise it is clear that everyone who believes should be baptized. that is why some churches refuse paedo-baptism, since a newborn baby cannot understand thus he cannot believe for himself. that I totally agree with, however if a child 8 or 9 years provides sufficient proof that he believes independantly, i will also not refuse that child to be baptised.
churches who do not accept other church baptisms are also rewarded that those who generally accept all baptisms, refuse them as valid as well, so the polimique stays.
---andy3996 on 7/4/09|
Zach, what about the household of Cornelius or the Philipian jailor? These are examples of others.
Also, the bible always makes reference to "to the Jew FIRST, and also to the GREEK (gentile)." This includes we who are not Jews.
---donald on 6/29/09|
Zache, you are 100% correct in what you wrote. It is very sad most people don't understand it or they reject it.
We are under a new covenant and a new dispensation.
---Rob on 6/29/09|
Full immersion Is right. Acts 2 v's 37-41 Fulfills Matt.28 v's 19-20. No one found in scriptures that was baptized in the titles, they were All baptized in the Name of The Name of Lord & The Name of The Lord Is, Jesus Christ, Not the titles, Father-Son & Holy Ghost. When your baptized in the titles, you go down a dry sinner & come up a wet sinner. When your baptized in The Name, Jesus Christ, full emersion,you have His Name
Jesus Christ applied. Then you Must recieve the Holy-Ghost with the evidence speaking with other tounges as God gives the utterance. Also there's The daily walk living a Clean & Holy life, until your called away by death & or even the rapture.
---Lawrence on 6/27/09|
Why do some denominations not acknowledge the baptism of someone of a different denomination?
---zach8765 on 6/26/09|
When I see water baptism referenced in the New Testament, it is usually a Jew or Gentile who practiced the Law, like the man Philip baptized. Water baptism was part of the Law for purification. Does water baptism really apply to non-jews of the New Covenant? All other references to baptism refer to baptism of the Spirit, ie. born again from above, which obviously everyone must have inorder to be saved.
---zach8765 on 6/25/09|
No there's also the baptism with Fire that the Lord gives. One is tangible the other untraceable but just as real and lasting forever.
---groucho on 6/24/09|
\\I am both amused and perplexed that although most Evangelicals agree that baptism itself has no actual effect on the relationship of God with the person being baptized, they will still fight angrily about the method of baptism.
---eric1968 on 6/23/09\\
I quite agree, eric1968.
OTOH, those Christians who believe that water baptism accomplishes something spiritually not otherwise ordinarily available are the most open about the mode.
---Cluny on 6/24/09|
Suppose a person wanted to follow a baptism that took place in the Bible. We could go to Acts 8:36-39
"36And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water, what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37-And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
38-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.
39-And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing."
---mima on 6/24/09|
I agree, full immersion is best. However, God knows your motives, so if it does not permit and your heart is right God will know what you intend.
---Corey on 6/24/09|
the only true way of Christian waterbaptism is accompagnied with faith, repentance and confession. if this is pressent, then all the rest are merely different forms of the same institute. now according the didache the prefered form is yet of course in a fresh water source, with submersion using the code in the name of the Father, Son and holy Spirit. however prefered does not exclude the other forms.
---andy3996 on 6/24/09|
I am both amused and perplexed that although most Evangelicals agree that baptism itself has no actual effect on the relationship of God with the person being baptized, they will still fight angrily about the method of baptism.
---eric1968 on 6/23/09|
"one lord, one faith, one baptism".
The ONLY baptism we need is the living water that baptizes/consecrates the inner temple (the individual Christian) to the outer temple (Jesus).
" He who believes in me...Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water" (so that we "neither thirst", Revelation 7:16).
Jesus became the new worship temple in "three days" (John 2:19 and 21).
Each one of us is the INNER temple (1 Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19).
This is not taught in the traditional teachings, but it is a truth that needs to be understood for the final goal of ETERNAL LIFE (the "GUARANTEE"/"depths of God", 1 Corinthians 2:10).
---more_excellent_way on 6/23/09|
Common sense tells you there are times when this cannot be done.
In such a case, you come as closely as circumstances permit.
---Cluny on 6/23/09|