According to scripture, what is the correct way to baptize?
I believe the Scriptural formula for Baptism is by immersion of believers in water, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Knowing that the fullness of the triune Godhead, that is, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as one God, having three distinct persons, co-eternal, indivisible and of the same spiritual substance, provided believers with forgiveness of sins, access to God, and the power for holy living in that name.
Thank you for bringing this topic up Tyrone!!
I am very interested in reading other people's ideas and thoughts on this.
The first place we read of the act of baptism is with John the baptist baptizing Yahusha, as far a I know anyway.
In the OT we read of priest washing themselves with water, to purify themselves, or maybe to take a vow.
Now we know when Yahusha got baptized, it was just as He was getting ready to start His ministry. Was Yahusha ready to take His vow?
We know their were Pharisees there to, were they there to take a vow?
How about Acts 1?
4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ac 1:4–8). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
So a question I have, if the Disciples were baptized with the Holy Spirit in Acts, before they began to witness
.Why do we still baptize with water?
I was even baptized as an infant, how does that fit into all this.
Just my 2 cents, waiting to see others!
Notice the Disciples baptized believers by immersion in water after Pentecost. So they are two different things.
As far as I know, Infant baptism doesn't appear until the second or third century in various writings. There aren't any direct quotes from scripture supporting it. But the Baptism of believers is everywhere mentioned. Is sprinkling actually baptism? The word Baptism means to submerse or dip.