The One Baptism

Baptism is mentioned in several ways in the Bible. There is the baptism of repentance, the baptism of fire, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the baptism of Moses, baptism for the dead, baptism of suffering, water baptism, etc.  Ephesians 4:4-6 says there is one baptism. Since the Bible is without error or contradiction, we must conclude that the one baptism is the baptism commanded by the Lord and the apostles and the one in effect today. This one baptism (water immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins) is plainly shown in examples throughout the New Testament where believers were converted.

Ephesians 4:4-6   There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Mark 16:16              He who believes and is baptized will be saved;  but he who does not believe will be condemned.

Acts 2:38           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."

1 Peter 3:21        Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you - not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience - through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, (NAS)

Romans 6:1-7      What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead 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 death,   we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:   Knowing this,  that  our  old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Galatians 3:27        For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Acts 10:47,48        "Can anyone forbid water, 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 name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.

Acts 22:16            And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

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.

There are only 2  ways to not go to Heaven:

1. Don't ask Jesus for forgiveness etc.

2.  Blasphemy of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit

 BE BAPTIZED               FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR SINS!

NOW