The bible teaches that Yeshua/Jesus Himself was brought to the temple by His parents. But infant baptism is not taught in the bible. Rather when a person is old enough to recognize that he or she is a sinner and have transgressed God's laws, (Sin is transgression of the law) then they repent and are baptized in water by immersion as the New Testament apostles taught, in Yeshua hamashiach/Jesus Christ's name. (Acts 2:38, Acts 8:12-13, Acts 8:13, Acts 8:38,39, Acts 9:18, 22:16, Acts 10:46-48, Acts 16:14, Acts 16:30-34, Acts 18:8, Acts 19:5, Romans 6: 3-5, Galatians 3:27, Colossians 2:12, 1 Peter 3:21)
New Testament baptism is by "immersion." from the Greek word "BAPTIZO" meaning "immersion" and never is it translated as "RHANTIZO" meaning "to sprinkle" or "EKCHEO" "to pour." The significance is seen in the fact that it symbolizes a "burial, and resurrection." Sprinkling or pouring does not signify this truth in this way. "Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into ; that like as haMashiach/Christ was raised up rom the , by the glory of the Father even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His , we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection. (Rom. 6:4-5) "Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also you are risen,with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised Him from the . (Col. 2:12)
Baptism should be preceeded by repentance and faith. After Peters sermon on the Day of Pentecost, in which he preached: Repent, be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, for the promise is to you and to your children; and to all who are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call..." (Acts 2:38) So then, those that received Peter's word were baptized; and that day were added about 3000 souls.
CONDITIONS FOR BAPTISM:
In preaching: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit; the Apostle Peter was saying that repentance must preceed baptism. When Jesus said: he that believes and is baptized shall be saved; He showed man must believe to be saved. As the burial of the old life, baptism reveals that the repentant sinner has exercized faith in Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ.
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS:
1) Remission of sins:
Forgiveness of sins was made possible by haMashiach/Christ's sacrifice. (Romans 3:5; 1 John 1:7, Rev. 1:5) Remission of sins becomes effective as the Apostle Peter taught in His Pentecost sermon, (Acts 2;18-38) through 1) Repentance 2) Faith 3) Baptism in the name of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ "And why tarry thou, arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (Acts 22:16)
In 1 Cor. 10:1, 2, 11, the apostle speaks of this as a symbol of the "old nature" being buried, even as the Egyptians were all drowned in the sea. (Ex. 14:13-31) In our lives before we know Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ as Saviour, we are like those heathen Egyptians spoken of. In Rev. both Egypt, as well as Sodom are used as a symbol of that "spiritual city" that exalts itself against God. (Rev. 11:8)
2) Entrance Into Christ:
Believers are "baptized INTO haMashiach/Christ." This is an entering into and acknowledging allegiance to the very sphere of haMashiach/Christ's authority. For He is King. Formerly we were citizens of a different monarchy; that of the Prince of darkness, who is Satan.
But now, when we become citizens of that heavenly realm, we are clothed with haMashiach/Christ, having put on the Lord Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ. "For as many of you as have been baptized into haMashiach/Christ, have put on haMashiach/Christ." (Gal. 3;27) We are created in haMashiach/Jesus Christ "unto good works."
For by Him, were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible; whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities or powers, all things were created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things and by Him all things consist. (Col. 1:16)
Colossians 3:9 says it this way: "Unto me., who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given; that I should preach among the Gentiles, the unsearchable riches of haMashiach/Christ. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery which from the beginning of the world, has been hid in God who created all things in haMashiach/Christ. (Eph. 3:8-9)
One aquires a new standing before God in Christ as "righteous" through the righteousness of Yeshua haMashiACH/Jesus Christ, and a "joint heir together with HAmASHIACH/Christ." The individual who was at one time a sinner, becomes now a "believer, a branch, a member of haMashiach/Christ's own body, a holy habitation or building of God, and a part of the church jointed to haMashiach/Christ as "his Bride." The building is placed on Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus haMashiach/Christ who is the foundation, (Ephesians 2:20-22) the branch is grafted into haMashiach/Christ who is the True Vine, (john 15:1-5) As His body the believer is united with Christ the Head, (Ephesians 1:22, 23) and as bride to haMashiach/Christ as our heavenly Bridegroom. (Ephesians 5:22-23)
We see the Ethiopian , who was an official in Queen Candance's palace immersed" by Philip. "He commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water; both Philip and the Eunuch; and he baptized him. (Acts 8:38,39) Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River; " to fulfill all righteousness " and as an example to us, but not to wash away sins as He had no sins. "And Yeshua/Jesus when He was baptized went up straightway out of the water. " (Matt. 3:16)
What preceeds water baptism? Read the following verse from the word of God, and fill in the blanks.
He who _________and is ________ will be saved; but he who does not __________ will be ___________. (Mark 16:16)
In whose name did the Apostle Peter tell the crowd which had gathered on the Day of Pentecost to be baptized?
Then Peter said to them:__________, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of ________ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38)
It is best to be baptized as soon as possible after you have exercized faith in Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ as Saviour and asked forgiveness of sins. In the following verse, they baptismal candidates are asked: Why are you _____________? And to call on whom? And what will happen as a result?
And now why are you __________? Arise and be baptized, and _____________________, calling on the ____________. Acts 22:16
According to the bible, when you are baptized, what are you asking God for with regard to the conscience, with respect of the resurrection of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ?
Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you--not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a _________________through the resurrection of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 3:21) (NAS)
"Can anyone forbid what? ________,that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" And he commanded them to be baptized in the ______________. Then they asked him to stay a few days. (Acts 10:47,48)
* Notice that he told them to be baptized in the "name of" (singular) and not names plural.
The following verse speaks of "us," as having been baptized, and this included the speaker. In what name were the apostles themselves baptized in then?
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into ____________ were baptized into His ? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as haMashiach/Christ was raised from the by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:3,4)
When you are baptized into Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ, you are them clothed with what?
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on __________. (Galatians 3:27)
How many Lords are there? How many God's are there and how many hopes of your calling in God? Who does the following scripture state is above all and indwells the believer?
There is ________ and ________, just as you were called in ________of your calling; _________, one faith, one baptism; ______and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Galatians 3:27)
CERTIFICATE OF WATER BAPTISM
According to his/her confession of faith in the Yeshua haMashiach/Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, ____________________ was baptized on this day___________in the year___________
""Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of
Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ for the remission of all of your sins and you will receive the gift
of the Holy Ghost."
"And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Yeshua/Jesus." (Acts 10:48)
_____________________ Officiating Minister
_____________________ Witness Signature