Tag: water baptism

January 7, 2022 /
January 7, 2022 / / Baptism
March 24, 2020 / / Baptism

Baptism by immersion was practiced by first century Christians. Their burial in water connected with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

March 24, 2020 / / Salvation


March 24, 2020 / / Baptism

John records a conversation between Jesus and a Pharisee, Nicodemus. Jesus reveals to this esteemed teacher how one must be born again to enter the kingdom of God.

April 19, 2012 / / Apologetics

Therefore laying aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings, and all evil speakings, desire the sincere milk of the Word, as newborn babes, so that you may grow by it; if truly you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”   I Peter 2:1-3 I remember, since it was only 15 months ago, holding my firstborn, a daughter, for the first time and I hope never to be able to forget it. In my arms was a piece of me, sharing obvious genetic traits, probably predisposed to certain desirable and undesirable personality wiring as well. Yet, for all that, she was pure, untainted, more so than she ever would be again. I marveled as I beheld and studied her.

September 21, 2010 / / Salvation

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” On the surface, Acts 2:38 seems to be a straightforward, simple verse.  Peter commands repentance and baptism in Jesus’s name.  Those who obeyed in faith would receive the forgiveness of sins and the Holy Spirit.  However, this simple interpretation contradicts what many have come to believe.  Most of the evangelical world interprets Acts 2:38 thusly:  “Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins so that you can repent and be baptized.”