What is the one baptism?
Many say that the one baptism consists of water…
Being put into Christ is not synonymous with being put into water. How are we put into Christ? What kind of baptism? 1 Corinthians 12:13 says this baptism is done by the Holy spirit, along with Ephesians 4:5 saying there’s only one baptism…
Are there 2 baptisms, or one?
If it’s water, then the Holy Spirit must be in the water…
If it’s a baptism done by the Holy Spirit, then we must not be able to see it… which would really help Colossians stand in the fact that we, if we have trusted the gospel of the grace of God, have undergone a circumcision not made with hands.
This is not water baptism. Water must be read into the passage. This is an erroneous assumption.
There’s only one baptism today, whereas there are over 12 mentioned in the bible… make sure you’re preaching the right one.
We are put into Christ when we “believe and trust” the gospel (Ephesians 1:13-14), not when we are dunked in water. Better to be dry and sealed rather than wet and lost. What’s your faith in?
I hope it’s in the power of the Gospel, not the attempt of religion.
(Romans 1:16; Romans 4:5; Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)
“Repent and be baptized” is not God’s message to you today, unless you are a Jew or a Gentile adhering to the nation of Israel.
We must learn to rightly divide scripture if we want to know what God is requiring today.
Are you saved? If you’re trusting in anything but the finished work of the cross and ressurection, you may want to reconsider the truth of God’s Word, rightly divided!
Grace and Peace!