A BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF BAPTISM
Nowhere in the Bible was anyone ever baptized; until after they were saved!

By Dr. Max D. Younce, Pastor

HERITAGE BAPTIST BIBLE CHURCH


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

  1. Infant Baptism ............................................................................................      1

  1. The Tradition ......................................................................................      1

  2. The Tragedy .......................................................................................      2

  3. The Truth ...........................................................................................     4

  1. Examining the Error ........................................................................      4

  1. Lydia's Household ....................................................................      4

  2. Jailer's Household ....................................................................      5

  3. Household of Stephanas .............................................................      7

  4. Household of Crispus .................................................................      7

  1. Examining the Truth .........................................................................     8

  1. Baptism for Salvation .....................................................................................     11
    (Examining Verses Used to Support this Theory)

  1. Acts 2:38 .............................................................................................     11
     

  2. Acts 22:16 ............................................................................................    12
     

  3. John 3:5 ..............................................................................................    15
     

  4. Galatians 3:27 ........................................................................................    18
     

  5. Mark 16: 15,16 .......................................................................................     19
     

  6. 1st Peter 3:20,21 ....................................................................................     22

  1. Who is to Administer the Ordinance of Baptism and the Lord's Supper? ...........................     24
     

  2. Mode of Baptism (Submersion) ...........................................................................     27
     

  3. Baptism Prior to Salvation? ...............................................................................     32
     

  4. Various Baptisms Occurring in the Scripture Examined ................................................    33

  1. The Purpose of Christ's Baptism ....................................................................    33
     

  2. Baptism by John the Baptist ........................................................................    35
     

  3. Christ's Baptism with the Holy Spirit and with Fire .............................................     37

  1. Christ's Baptizing with the Holy Spirit ......................................................    38
     

  2. Christ's Baptism with Fire ....................................................................     40

  1. Baptism for the Dead (1st Corinthians 15:29) .....................................................    42
     

  2. Baptized Unto Moses (1st Corinthians 10:1,2) .....................................................    43
     

  3. Spiritual Baptism or Water Baptism? (Romans 6:3,4) .............................................    44
     

  4. The Baptism of Persecution (Matthew 20 and Mark 10) ..........................................    46
     

  5. Baptisms (Washings) Under the Law (Hebrews 6:1,2) ............................................    48
     

  6. Baptism on the Cross (Luke 12:49,50) ..............................................................     51

  1. Baptism in it's Order .........................................................................................    54

Conclusion .....................................................................................................    58

Index to Scriptures ...........................................................................................   i-iv


Introduction

May I point out that this book is a "Biblical Examination," NOT a Biblical exposition of the Ordinance of Baptism.  It is written to the laymen of the church, not the college professor of seminary graduate.  My purpose is to present as simply as possible what I consider to be the clear teaching concerning this ordinance of the church, as spoken of in Scripture.

I have purposely avoided stating some of the beliefs and doctrines of various denominations, sects, and groups concerning baptism.  I feel that a personal study of God's Word is of the first and foremost importance.  With a knowledge of the Word of God's teaching on any subject, the Christian is then prepared to make a discernment concerning false teachings.

"Beloved, believe not every spirit (person), but try the spirits (persons) whether they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." - 1st John 4:1

I have attempted to cover some of the major portions of Scripture concerning the various baptisms mentioned therein.  May this book be sent forth as an effort to stimulate the reader to a more concentrated and thorough study of God's Word.  If this is accomplished, then my purpose for writing The Biblical Examination of Baptism will have been achieved.

Pastor Max D. Younce, Th. D.

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