Christian Baptism

The Open Door Bible Studies Number Fifteen

What ordinance is closely associated with the gospel?

"And he 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.


How did the people respond to the preaching of John?

"Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins." Matthew 3:5, 6.


What did the apostle Peter associate with baptism in his instruction on the day of Pentecost?

"Then 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.


In connection with Christian baptism, what is washed away?

"And 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.)


By what means are sins washed away?

"Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood," Revelation 1:5.


When believers are baptized into Christ, whom do they put on?

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


Into what experience are those baptized who are baptized into Christ?

"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?" Romans 6:3.


How is such a baptism described?

"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." Romans 6:4.


How fully are we thus united with Christ in His experience of death and resurrection?

"For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:" Romans 6:5.


What question did the eunuch ask after Philip had preached Jesus unto him?

"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?" Acts 8:36.


In order to baptize the eunuch, where did Philip take him?

"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." Acts 8:38.


At the beginning of his ministry, what example did Jesus set for the benefit of His followers?

"Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him." Matthew 3:13.


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