Baptism Archive

New Testament Baptism:

The following is an excerpt from article DB055-2 of the Christian Research Journal. The full PDF can be viewed by clicking the link below the excerpt. We have seen that the prooftexts used for baptismal regeneration do not require that interpretation. Let us now examine the meaning and importance of baptism in the New Testament, […]

Mark 16:16

The following is an excerpt from article DB055-2 from the Christian Research Journal. The full PDF can be viewed by clicking the link below the excerpt. Those who believe water baptism is necessary for salvation use several New Testament passages to support that view. In this second article, I will interact with some of those […]

The Mode of Baptism

There are three modes (or methods) of water baptism used in Christian churches today: immersion (in which the person is completely submerged), affusion (that is, pouring), and aspersion (sprinkling). Evangelical Christians are divided on the question of which mode or modes are proper forms of baptism. Some Christians (typically those who believe that only believers […]

Baptismal Regeneration: A Critique

The following is an excerpt from article DB055-1 from the Christian Research Journal by Wayne House. The full PDF can be viewed by clicking here.   Baptismal Regeneration Critique 1   A. Serious Deviation from Doctrine of Grace. Often in the discussion of how baptism relates to forgiveness of sins, Christians are like ships passing […]

Baptism Theology

The following is an excerpt from article DB055-1 by H. Wayne House. The full PDF can be viewed by following the link below the excerpt. The Christian church today is divided between Christians who believe that baptism is necessary for salvation and those who view it only as an ordinance symbolizing the inward work of […]

Is Baptism by Immersion the Only Correct Way to Be Baptized?

There are three modes (or methods) of water baptism used in Christian churches today: immersion (in which the person is completely submerged), affusion (that is, pouring), and aspersion (sprinkling). Evangelical Christians are divided on the question of which mode or modes are proper forms of baptism. Some Christians (typically those who believe that only believers […]

Can I Be Saved without Getting Baptized?

Is baptism necessary for salvation? There are a variety of viewpoints on this question. At one extreme, some in the Church of Christ movement teach that a person must be immersed after hearing a “gospel preacher,” repenting, and believing in Christ, and must consider their baptism essential for salvation, before they can be truly saved. […]

Which Mode of Baptism Is Right?

The following is an excerpt from article DB040 from the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. The full PDF can be viewed by clicking the link below the excerpt. The mode of baptism is often as hotly contested as the meaning of baptism. In the early Christian church submersion or immersion was the primary mode. […]

What Is the Significance of Baptism?

The following is an excerpt of article DB040 from the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. The full PDF can be viewed by following the link below the excerpt. Not only are the subjects of baptism (babies or believers) debated, but the significance of baptism is debated as well. Doctrinal divergence runs the gamut from […]

Should Babies Be Baptized?

The following is an excerpt taken from article DB040 of the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. The full PDF can be viewed by clicking the link below the excerpt. As we have seen, those who teach that baptism is necessary for salvation undermine an essential doctrine of the historic Christian faith. The same cannot […]

MENU