Category Archives: Baptism

Baptism Stands Between

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Baptism Stands Between

Baptism By Ron Boatwright

     When the Lord appeared to Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus and Saul asked what would you have me to do, we read in Acts 9:6, “Then the Lord said to him ‘Arise and go into the city and you will be told what you must do’”.  What was Saul told that he must do?  We read in Acts 9:10-17 that the Lord sent a man, named Ananias, to Saul to tell him what he must do.  In Acts 22:16 Ananias told Saul, “And now why are you waiting?  Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.  Continue reading

Baptism Is Immersion by Ron Boatwright

Our word “baptize” is transliterated from the original Greek word “baptizo“, which means to immerse.  All Bible dictionaries define the word “baptizo” only as immerse, dip or plunge.  “Baptizo” does not mean sprinkle or pour.  If our Lord had wanted people to be sprinkled, he would have inspired the New Testament writers to use the Greek word “rhantizo“.  If our Lord wanted people to be poured He would have inspired New Testament writers to use the Greek word “katacheo”.  But He didn’t, so “baptizo” was used, which can only mean to immerse. Continue reading