Baptism is Biblical – even Jesus got baptized! Below we have 19 Wonderful Quotes about Baptism for you to study and learn what baptism is all about.
Baptism isn’t what saves us, but it’s a beautiful representation of what happens when we make Jesus the lord of our lives. If you’ve experienced the joy of being baptized- or if you’re wondering what it’s all about – my prayer is that these 19 wonderful quotes about baptism give you hope and insight into this very spiritual activity.
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Give up the struggle and the fight; relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding--He does the transforming. There is no short-cut to holiness.
Jesus was baptized at the beginning of His earthly ministry, but clearly, baptism was not necessary for Him as Jesus had no sin. He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness and as an example that we should be baptized upon confession of faith in Him. After Jesus’ baptism, “a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). If you’ve never been baptized, why not? We are commanded to do so.
Saint Mark wrote that “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16), so it is clear that baptism doesn’t save them or condemn them if they refuse to be baptized, but rather, it is their refusal to believe that condemns them. A person who is saved should get baptized, but not in order to be saved. Jesus alone saves (Acts 4:12).
Baptism was not really new to the Jews as the Old Testament priests went through a washing of water that is symbolic of baptism. In Leviticus 16:4 it says the priest “is to put on the sacred linen tunic, with linen undergarments next to his body; he is to tie the linen sash around him and put on the linen turban. These are sacred garments; so he must bathe himself with water before he puts them on.” That pictures our salvation; we are saved, we are baptized, and them we receive the righteousness of Christ attributed on our behalf (2 Corinthians 5:21).
The Apostle Peter said during his great Pentecost sermon, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). They must repent and believe, and then be baptized, but they are not baptized in order to be saved, but because they are saved.
Baptism symbolizes the death of the old self into a watery grave, and then raised out of the water to new life in Christ…being raised with Christ. The Apostle Paul wrote that “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4).
Final Words about Baptism
Baptism is an important symbol for the Christian, but it’s more than that. It’s commanded of every one who believes. Jesus said we must repent and believe the gospel (Mark 1:16), and then after we publicly profess faith in Christ, we must be baptized, and then we’re to go and make disciples of others, baptizing them into the name, or to identify them with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. If you’ve never been baptized, why not? It’s not too late.
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