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Scripture on BAPTISM:
* Matthew 3:16-17, "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
* Acts 2:41, "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls."
* Acts 8:36-38, "And 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? 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. 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."
See also: Gal. 3:26-29; Matt. 3:7; 20:23; Mark 1:4; Luke 12:50; Acts 1:5, 22; 2:38; 8:12; 18:8, 25; 10:47-48; Ephes. 4:4-7 ; Romans 6:1-5; 1 Cor. 12:13 ; Col. 2:12; I Peter 3:21
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|