Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep
those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3


Lesson 24

Marking Code: B
Marking Color: Blue
Key Text: Ephesians 4:3-5


  1. Ephesians 4:3-5. The Bible teaches one form of baptism. Baptism by immersion commemorates Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. However, Satan has a counterfeit for every truth of God-including a multiplicity of methods of baptism. Pouring, sprinkling, and other methods that have been introduced into the church.  However, the important question is: What does the Bible say?


  1. Colossians 2:12. Complete burial (immersion) under the water is the biblical method of baptism that accurately symbolizes our death and burial to sin. The Greek word baptizo means “to dip” or “to plunge under.”


John 3:23. John baptized where there was “much water” (so he could completely immerse those he baptized).

Matthew 3:16. Jesus “came up immediately from the water” after His baptism.

Acts 8: 38,39. Philip baptized the Ethiopian by immersion.


  1. John 3:5. Baptism is essential to salvation.


Mark 16:16

1 Peter 3:21.


  1. Romans 6:3,4. Baptism symbolizes Jesus’ death for sin, burial and resurrection. We die to sin, are buried beneath the waters of baptism, and are raised up out of the water to live a new life in Christ. Only baptism by immersion can truly symbolize the meaning of this ceremony.


  1. Matthew 28: 19,20. Proper instruction and preparation of the heart needs to take place before a person is baptized. The preparation includes understanding God’s will for us, accepting Jesus as Savior, repentance for sin, a desire to be obedient to God’s will, and a change in the life. For this reason, infant baptism is contrary to the Bible and the practice of the Early Church.


Mark 16:16.

Acts 8:35-37.


  1. Acts 2:38. The Holy Spirit is evident in our lives when we are baptized and “put on” Christ.


Galatians 3: 26,27.

  1. Acts 19: 1-5. When a person receives significant new light from God, re-baptism may be appropriate.


  1. Mark 1:9-11. Jesus set the example for us by being baptized at the beginning of His ministry.


1 Peter 2:21.

1 John 2:6.


  1. Acts 22:16. A person should not delay when the proper time comes for baptism.


  1. 1 Corinthians 12: 12, 13. We are invited to enter into fellowship of one body in Christ through baptism.





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