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ordinance is closely associated with believing the gospel?
said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he
that believeth not shall be damned." Mark 16:15,16.
2. What did
the apostle Peter associate with baptism in his instruction on the day of
Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in
the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins." Acts 2:38.
3. In reply
to his inquiry concerning salvation, what was the Philippian jailer told
they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be
saved, and thy house." Acts 16:31.
followed immediately after the jailer and his family had accepted Christ
as their Saviour?
took them [Paul and Silas] the same hour of the night, and washed their
stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway." Verse
connection with Christian baptism, what is washed away?
now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling
on the name of the Lord." Acts 22:16. See Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21.
6. By what
means are sins washed away?
Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood." Rev.
7. Into whose
name are believers to be baptized?
therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Ghost." Matt. 28:19, R. V.
believers are baptized into Christ, whom do they put on?
many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ."
9. Into what
experience are those baptized who are baptized into Christ?
ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized
into His death?" Rom. 6:3.
Baptism is a gospel ordinance commemorating the death, burial, and
resurrection of Christ. In baptism public testimony is given to the
effect that the one baptized has been crucified with Christ, buried with
Him, and is raised with Him to walk in newness of life. Only one mode of
baptism can rightly represent these facts of experience, and that is
immersion, - the mode followed by Christ and the primitive church.
10. How is
such a baptism described?
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." Verse 4.
11. How fully
are we thus united with Christ in His experience of death and
we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we
shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection." Verse 5.
12. What will
follow this union with Christ in His death and resurrection?
we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live
with Him." Verse 8.
13. In what
working of God is faith to be exercised in connection with baptism?
with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through
the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the
dead." Col. 2:12.
14. At the
beginning of His ministry, what example did Jesus set for the benefit of
cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized
of him." Matt. 3:13.
remarkable experience attended the baptism of Jesus?
Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and,
lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him: and lo a
voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased." Verses 16,17.
promise is made to those who repent and are baptized?
Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name
of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the
gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 2:38.
question did the eunuch ask after Philip had preached Jesus unto him?
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?" Acts
18. In order
to baptize the eunuch, where did Philip take him?
commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into
the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."
19. How did
the people of Samaria publicly testify to their faith in the preaching of
when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the
kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both
men and women." Verse 12.
instruction did the apostle Peter give concerning the Gentiles who had
any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have
received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be
baptized in the name of the Lord." Acts 10:47,48.
perfect is the unity into which believers are brought by being baptized
the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members
of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one
Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or
Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink
into one Spirit." 1 Cor. 12:12,13.
being united with Christ in the likeness of His death and
resurrection, what should the believer do?
"If ye then be risen
with Christ, seek those things which are
Christ sitteth on the right hand of God." Col. 3:1.
humble, sweet submission,
Here we meet to follow Thee,
Trusting in Thy
Which alone can make us free.
we to claim as merit;
All the duties we can do
Can no crown
of life inherit;
praise to Thee is due.
Yet we come
in Christian duty,
beneath the wave to go;
O the bliss! the heavenly beauty!
Christ the Lord
was buried so.
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