Lesson Ten
Baptism

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. - Mark 16:16 

Objectives

To come to know clearly the meaning of baptism 

The Relationship between Believing and Getting Baptized

Who can be Baptized? 

What is Baptism? 

Life after Baptism

Introduction

Before His ascension, the Lord Jesus commanded His disciples to baptize all the nations into His name. The meaning of baptism is immersion into water and is a practice for people who have believed into Christ (but it should not be considered as a religious ritual), declaring that they have decided to trust in the Savior completely as a testimony before God, man and angels. However, we need to be mindful that eternal life is not gained by baptism, but rather by the Lord’s name and His precious blood through our faith in Him. Therefore, baptism is rather a testimony of our salvation.  

The relationship between Believing and Getting Baptized

  1. Believing is: (John 5:24

    • To receive eternal life​

    • To be saved from death and condemnation

  2. Getting Baptized is: (1 Peter 3:20,21) ​

    • To be saved from the multitude of unbelievers  ​

    • To be saved from the world that is condemned by God 

What is Baptism? (Romans 6:3-4

  1. A Public Confession, proclaiming that we 

    • belong to Christ ​

    • we have been crucified with Him 

    • we are buried with Him

    • we have resurrected with Him 

  2. A declaration that we are a member of the Body of Christ (Church), and we have become one with other believers in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26-28) ​

Who can be baptized? (Acts 8:36-39)

Those who “believe with all [their] heart….that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” (Acts 8:37)  

Life after Baptism (Romans 6:3-14

  1. Lead a New life (Romans 6:4) 

  2. Keep away from sins (Romans 6:6) 

  3. Reckon dead to sin but alive to God (Romans 6:11) 

  4. Be Instruments of righteousness (Romans 6:13)

What can hinder someone from getting baptized?