starting from the Beginning Bible Word Studies
"Come Let Us Reason Together"
The word baptism (βαπτω). English translation (KJV); dip, wash & baptize. In Hebrews 6:2, baptisms is in the plural number, stating that there is more than one baptism:
- The baptism unto Moses (in the cloud & in the sea) - 1 Cor 10:2 (1-5)
The baptism of John (before Jesus' death on the cross) - Matt 3:11 & Acts 1:5
The baptism into the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin - Acts 2:38 & Acts 19:1-7
The baptism in the Holy Spirit - Acts 1:5 & Acts 11:16
There is one more, can you find it?
Please note, if you have not started from the beginning of this workbook, I would suggest going back and reviewing step-by-step instructions on how to fill out this workbook. Please click here and read through the beginning principle on repentance.
Reminder on How to investigate
Please keep in mind as you go through this section on baptisms that there are two elementary principles that come BEFORE this next one:
- Repentance (change your mind) - God requires this from all men because man's ways and God's ways are different. A person must be able to change his mind and forsake his own way and proceed in the way that God has set.
- Faith (noun & verb) - It says in the Scriptures that God gives faith and that it is not of yourself but a gift from God. When a person changes their mind, God follows through and gives that person faith for the next step in God's plan for salvation.
This is the study of only one Greek word, and you'll be comparing apples with apples so to speak.
Like a reporter who is investigating a story, we can ask similar questions while we are reading through the Bible learning about this subject matter concerning baptism.
We will provide a sample of this using the first time this word baptism or dip is used in the Stegenga Concordance so you can have an understanding how this is done.
John 13:26 (21-30)
- What is this context about?
- Who is speaking in verse 26?
- Who were listening to him speak?
- What was Jesus doing?
- How is the word that is being investigated used?
You can download a copy of this section of baptism to your computer, then if you would like, tell me what you came up with. You can email your sheet to me with your conclusions: email@example.com.
There is much more going on in the Greek than we care to bring out at this time, but as we go along, you'll see how exact this is and all the facts that you can get out are amazing!
There will be more pages coming, but we'll do them one at a time for now.