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Why Should I Be Water Baptized                              In this verse, Jesus commanded His disciples to
   The Holy Bible says that water baptism is a           teach all nations and to baptize them in the name of the
necessary ingredient of salvation Mark 16:16 says, “He   Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. It is
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” Also,    commonly understood in the English language that the
when Jesus came to be baptized, John was hesitant to     terms Father, Son and Holy Ghost are not names, but
do it, yet Jesus said, “it becometh us to fulfill all    are titles (or pronouns). Furthermore, Matthew 28:19
righteousness.” (Matthew 3:13-15). In other words,       does not teach three persons and one God, but rather
baptism is the right thing to do. Water baptism is       three titles of God that refer to one name. Therefore,
symbolic because it shows how the inner cleansing        the name of the Father is Jesus, for in John 5:43, Jesus
from the blood of Jesus has remitted (removed) our       says, “I am come in my Father’s name.” The name of
past sins. For example, when Paul was baptized,          the Son is Jesus, for Matthew 1:21 states, “She (Mary)
Ananias asked, “Why tarriest thou? Arise and be          shall bring forth as son and thou shalt call his name
baptized and wash away thy sins, calling on the          Jesus.” The name of the Holy Ghost is Jesus, for John
name of the Lord.” (Acts 22:16). Finally, the lowering   14:26 says, “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
motion of baptism is important because it shows that     who the Father will send in my name.”
the old person has been buried and coming up out of
the water symbolizes the new life. “Therefore we are         The Apostles fully understood the baptismal
buried with him by baptism…as Christ was raised          formula and never administered the titles Father , Son
up…we should walk in the newness of life.” (Romans       and Holy Ghost, but always used the name of Jesus
6:4)                                                     Christ in baptism (Acts 2:38, Acts 8::16, Acts 10:48,
                                                         Acts 19:5). We must keep in mind that water baptism
                                                         is used to remit our past sins (Acts 2:38) and since the
Baptismal Formula                                        name of Jesus is the only saving name, it is logical that
        “Go ye and teach all nations, baptizing
        them in the name of the Father, and of the       the name of Jesus be used. For Jesus himself said,
        Son and of the Holy Ghost.”                      “Repentance and remission of sins shall be preached in
                                   Matthew 28:19         my name among all nations (Luke 24:47).




Why Should I Be Water Baptized                              In this verse, Jesus commanded His disciples to
   The Holy Bible says that water baptism is a           teach all nations and to baptize them in the name of the
necessary ingredient of salvation Mark 16:16 says, “He   Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. It is
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” Also,    commonly understood in the English language that the
when Jesus came to be baptized, John was hesitant to
                                                         terms Father, Son and Holy Ghost are not names, but
do it, yet Jesus said, “it becometh us to fulfill all
                                                         are titles (or pronouns). Furthermore, Matthew 28:19
righteousness.” (Matthew 3:13-15). In other words,
                                                         does not teach three persons and one God, but rather
baptism is the right thing to do. Water baptism is       three titles of God that refer to one name. Therefore,
symbolic because it shows how the inner cleansing        the name of the Father is Jesus, for in John 5:43, Jesus
from the blood of Jesus has remitted (removed) our
                                                         says, “I am come in my Father’s name.” The name of
past sins. For example, when Paul was baptized,          the Son is Jesus, for Matthew 1:21 states, “She (Mary)
Ananias asked, “Why tarriest thou? Arise and be          shall bring forth as son and thou shalt call his name
baptized and wash away thy sins, calling on the
                                                         Jesus.” The name of the Holy Ghost is Jesus, for John
name of the Lord.” (Acts 22:16). Finally, the lowering   14:26 says, “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
motion of baptism is important because it shows that
                                                         who the Father will send in my name.”
the old person has been buried and coming up out of
the water symbolizes the new life. “Therefore we are
                                                             The Apostles fully understood the baptismal
buried with him by baptism…as Christ was raised
                                                         formula and never administered the titles Father , Son
up…we should walk in the newness of life.” (Romans       and Holy Ghost, but always used the name of Jesus
6:4)
                                                         Christ in baptism (Acts 2:38, Acts 8::16, Acts 10:48,
                                                         Acts 19:5). We must keep in mind that water baptism
Baptismal Formula                                        is used to remit our past sins (Acts 2:38) and since the
       “Go ye and teach all nations, baptizing           name of Jesus is the only saving name, it is logical that
       them in the name of the Father, and of the        the name of Jesus be used. For Jesus himself said,
       Son and of the Holy Ghost.”                       “Repentance and remission of sins shall be preached in
                                 Matthew 28:19
                                                         my name among all nations (Luke 24:47).

								
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