TOPIC: "Water Baptism"

Question: What is water baptism for?

Who is water baptism for? Why is water baptism done?

Reference: All verses are from the King James Bible

which we believe to be the inspired word of God.


A. John's baptism-what was it for? repentance

1. Matthew 3:1-2 Kingdom of Heaven at hand

Repent of what? Jeremiah 16: 10-15

2. Who was the baptism for?

Matthew 3:6 Their (Abraham seed, Matthew 3:9) sins

B. Why was John baptizing? John 1:29-31

1. Was John sent to baptize? John 1:33

Please note: I Corinthians 1:17 Paul was not sent to baptise.

C . Why was Jesus Christ baptized, was He confessing or repenting?

Note:II Corinthians 5:21 Knew no sin

Matthew 3: 16-17 well pleased-nothing to repent of

1. Matthew 3:13-15 fulfill all righteousness

Note: If Christ fulfilled all righteousness wouldn't

Colossians 2: 10-13, be correct for us?

2. II Corinthians 5:21 Couldn't we trust, if Christ became our sin, we

could have His righteousness imputed to us if we believe.

D. What was Peter's baptism for?

1. Acts 2:38 repentance

2. Repentance of what? Acts 2:22-37

E. Who was Peter's baptism for?

1. Acts 2:22 Acts 2:36 Israel

F. What would the baptism of Peter do for the people of Israel?

1. Acts 2:40 Save them from an untoward generation

2. I Peter 1:3 Begotten again

Note: Deuteronomy 32:18 Israel was begotten of God from out of Egypt

Note: Through the Red Sea (baptized in the sea).

G. I Peter 1:23 Begotten again is born again.

Note: John 3: 1-5 water-spirit

Acts 2:38

Seed of I Peter 1:23 is the Gift of the Holy Ghost after water

baptism of Israel believers that repent.

H. Did water baptism save the Israelites that repented and were baptized?

1. I Peter 3:20-2 1

At the point we must note: Galatians 2:7 two different gospels

Peter's Gospel-Gospel of the Circumcision (Israel) Acts 2:36-38

Paul's Gospel-Gospel of the uncircurncision (Gentiles) I Corinthians 15: 1-4,

Romans 11:13

Water baptism saved according to Peter.

The Gospel of Christ saved according to Paul, Romans 1:15-16.

I. If we find more than one baptism, what do we do with Paul's

inspiration in Ephesians 4:5? What do we do with Paul's inspiration

in Colossians 2:12?

J. Romans 6:3-4 What does Paul want us to know here?

1. Luke 12:50 Christ had already been baptized 3 years before

this in water.

What is Christ speaking of? Death

Paul says in Galatians 2:20 that he was crucified with Christ.

Paul says in Colossians 2: 12 buried with him in baptism. Isn't this the baptism of death of the Lord that

the Lord spoke of?

Then if there is one baptism and we are complete in Christ Colossians 2:10, why couldn't we trust in the

Gospel of Christ and be sealed,Ephesians 1 :13-14. Why couldn't we be a new creature in Christ by the

resurrection of Christ, II Corinthians 5: 17-1 9 and a new creature is not born again, but created. Note: Ephesians 2:10


Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, trust Him to have saved you and

forgiven you of all sins and trespasses.