Water Baptism eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 37 pages of information about Water Baptism.

FOOTNOTES: 

[Footnote 1:  Mat. 28.19]

[Footnote 2:  Mat. 28.15]

[Footnote 3:  Mat. 28.19; Mark 16.15; Luke 24.47; Jon. 20.21; Acts 1.8; Acts 10.42; 1 Cor. 1.17]

[Footnote 4:  Acts 1.4, 5; Acts 11.16]

[Footnote 5:  Acts 1.8]

[Footnote 6:  Acts 1.5; Acts 11.16; Acts 1.8]

[Footnote 7:  Acts 11.15, 16]

[Footnote 8:  Acts 10.42, 45]

[Footnote 9:  Jon. 20.21; Jon. 1.33; Jon. 21.15, 17]

[Footnote 10:  Luke 24.47, 49]

[Footnote 11:  Luke 3.16; Luke 24.47, 49]

[Footnote 12:  Mark 16.9, 20]

[Footnote 13:  Mat. 28.19 R.v.]

[Footnote 14:  Mat. 28.19]

[Footnote 15:  Mat. 28.19; Acts 8.12, 13; Acts 8.38; Acts 9.18; Acts 16.15, 33; Acts 18.8, 25; Acts 2.38; Acts 8.16; Acts 10.48; Acts 19.5]

[Footnote 16:  Acts 10.42]

[Footnote 17:  Acts 11.15; Acts 10.44; Acts 11.16]

[Footnote 18:  Acts 10.44]

[Footnote 19:  Acts 11.16]

[Footnote 20:  Acts 2.4]

[Footnote 21:  Acts 2.16]

[Footnote 22:  Joel 2.28]

[Footnote 23:  Acts 2.4]

[Footnote 24:  Acts 10.44, 45]

[Footnote 25:  Acts 1.5; Acts 10.16; Acts 2.16, 18; Joel 2.28]

[Footnote 26:  Acts 15.28, 29; Acts 21.21, 24; Acts 11.2, 3; Gal. 2.12, 14]

[Footnote 27:  Acts 2.38; Acts 8.16; Acts 10.48; Acts 19.5]

[Footnote 28:  Mat. 28.19]

[Footnote 29:  Luke 24.47; Mark 16.17; Jon. 16.23; Acts 10.43]

[Footnote 30:  Mat. 28.19 R.v.]

PAUL’S “COMMISSION.”

Paul said of his own commission:  “Christ send me not to baptize but to preach the gospel” and that “the gospel is the power of God unto salvation to all who believe."[31]

Paul’s commission was essentially the same as that given to other apostles to preach among all nations repentance and remission of sin in his name with power from on high; for there can be no salvation without repentance and remission of sin.[32]

Had our Saviour ordained water baptism to the end of the world the four evangelists would certainly have all known it and would have testified to it as they and Peter all bear testimony to Christ’s own baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Paul would have known it and would not have denied it.  Peter would not have said “Christ commanded us to preach to the people” without making any allusion to water baptism.[33]

That Peter should say Christ commanded his apostles to preach to the people and never at any time intimated that he commanded them to baptize with water, certainly suggests that no such command was given and that the present popular conception of the apostolic commission has originated since Peter’s time and is a human invention and has no divine authority.

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