We spend too much time; especially us folks in the church debating about baptism. The scriptures make it clear regardless of the dictionary’s definition or the mannerisms in which church you attend. It is for such reasons as this that we have division among the saints. What we must do; is to become well versed in the Word of GOD. It’s not about the doctrine of the church that you attend; it’s about the doctrine that GOD has given to HIS creation called human. Many in America call themselves CHRISTians; yet many are not living the life of a CHRISTian. Let’s focus on what’s important and that is what has GOD say about a topic? There is far too much confusion in the body of CHRIST and there is no confusion of HIM. JESUS is not the author of confusion and when we spend time debating about what you believe according to the church that you attend versus what another believe according to the church in which they attend; we are not focusing on GOD’s Word and the enemy loves this. Hopefully the few scriptures I provided will help in the understanding of whether you are truly baptized if you are only sprinkled; you are baptized before understanding and accepting the Word of GOD and HIS SON JESUS; the difference of being baptized dirty versus being clean (unrepentant –v- repentant or saved –v- unsaved). The difference of water baptism and Holy Fire baptism; performed only by the Holy Spirit. Let’s spend quality time in the Word of GOD and no time in debating what doctrine you accept because of the church you attend. Let’s give GOD all glory and none to the enemy or to the doctrine of humans.
Scripture reference & definition:
Matthew 3:6, 11, 13-16; 20:23; 21:25; 28:19
Mark 1:4; 16:16
Luke 3:7, 21; 7:29-30; 12:50
John 1:33; 3:26
Acts 1:5, 22; 2:38; 8:12; 36-38; 10:47; 13:24; 16:15, 33; 18:8; 19:3-4
1 Corinthians 12:3
1 Peter 3:21
Ceremonial immersion in water; cleanse spiritually.