Baptism

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal. 3.26-28                       "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16.16

  1. The purpose of Baptism
    1. To be in Christ Ro. 6.3
      1. Redemption Ro. 3.24
      2. No condemnation Ro. 8.1
      3. Life in Christ I Cor. 15.22
    2. For Salvation
      1. Jesus commands it Mk.16.16
      2. Peter commands it Acts 2.38
      3. Peter defends it   I Pe 3.20-21
    3. For righteousness Mat. 3.14-15
  2. Symbolic nature baptism
    1. Death to sin. Ro 6.6-14
    2. Burial and resurrection Ro. 6.1-5
    3. New Birth Jn. 3.5
    4. Putting on Christ Gal. 3.27
    5. Washing of sins. Acts 2.38
    6. The very word Baptizo means; immerse, dip, plunge
  3. Role in salvation of people
    1. All converts in the book of Acts were baptized
      1. Pentecost Acts 2.41
      2. Simon the sorcerer Acts 8.13
      3. The Ethiopian Eunuch Acts 8.36-38
      4. Saul Acts 22. 13-16
      5. House of Cornelius Acts 10.46-48
      6. Lydia Acts 16.14-15
      7. Philippian Jailer Acts 16.25-34 
    2. He who believes and is baptized
  4. Role of baptism in the plan of salvation
    1. Hear Ro. 10.17
    2. Believe Jn. 1.11-13
    3. Repent Ac. 17.29-31
    4. Confess Ro. 10.10
    5. Baptism Ac. 2.37-39
    6. Receive the Holy spirit Ac 2.38   
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