BAPTISM
Q&A

1.  What is Baptism?

It is a prophetic act done in the spirit and fruit of our faith in Jesus Christ.

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned”.

Mark 16:16

2.  What does Baptism mean?

It means that we die to sin so that we can live a new life in Jesus Christ.

“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”.

Romans 6:4

3.  What is the relation between repentance and baptism?

Baptism is a public prophetic action of our faith in Jesus Christ as fruit of the repentance of our sins.

“And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins”.

Matthew 3:6

4.  What is the origin of baptism?

Its origin is biblical and it is based on the practice of ceremonial baths and immersion in water for purification of impurities and worldly sin.  The Hebrew word for baptism is Mikveh which means a bath of immersion in a swimming pool or river with running fresh waters.

“He shall put the holy linen tunic and the linen trousers on his body; he shall be girded with a linen sash, and with the linen turban he shall be attired. These are holy garments. Therefore he shall wash his body in water, and put them on”.

Leviticus 16:4

5.  How was Jesus Christ baptized?

According to Mikveh tradition; by immersion.

“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him”.

Mathew 3:16

6.  Where was Jesus baptized?

In a river of flowing fresh water; The Jordan

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him”.

Matthew 3:13

7.  Why was Jesus baptized?

Because of his obedience, nor for repentance as he was pure and spotless.  Through his obedience he achieved divine justice.

“And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?”  But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him

Matthew 3:14-15

8.  What happened after Jesus baptism?

Because of Jesus obedience the justice of God manifested in the following way:

  • The heavens were opened
  • The Holy Spirit descended upon him.
  • God the Father spoke from heavens and had complacency in Him.

“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Matthew 3:16-17

9.  After the baptism where did the Holy Spirit take Jesus?

To the dessert to be tempted by Satan.

“Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Luke 4:1

10.  Who was blessed by Jesus baptism?

All the Nations of the world.

“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, my Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles”.

Isaiah 42:1

11.  In whose name do we have to be baptized?

In the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

“Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”

Matthew 28:19

1.  What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

It’s the promise of the Father given to all believers in Jesus Christ.

“And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Acts 1:4-5

2.  Who baptizes us in the Holy Spirit?

Jesus Christ

“John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming; whose sandal strap I am not worthy to lose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”.

Luke 3:16

3.  Who receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

Those who wait in the promises of God and want to be witnesses of the transforming work of Jesus Christ in our own lives.

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth”

Acts 1:8

4.  Why do we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

To be able to speak the wonders of God

“Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God”

Acts 2:11

5.  How if the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

It’s a supernatural encounter with God that manifest with a supernatural experience in our lives.

“And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?”

Acts 2:6-7

6.  What does the Holy Spirit prepare us for?

For the spiritual labor of preaching Jesus Christ’s gospel to all Nations.

“And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born”?

Acts 2:8

7.  What is the baptism of fire?

It’s an experience of spiritual purification.

8.  Who baptizes us in fire?

Jesus Christ

“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”.

Matthew 3:11

9.  Why are we baptized in fire?

So that we can be presented as servants of Justice of God in Jesus Christ.

“He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; he will purify the sons of Levi,

and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness”.

Malachi 3:3



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