Which is the correct way of baptizing?

Asked by Bro. Ulises Molina of El Salvador

Answered by Bro. Eli Soriano using verses in the bible

Bro Ulises: I would like to know which is the correct way of baptizing because in Matthew 28:19 Jesus said “baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit” and in Acts 2:38 said “be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ”. I would like to know which is the proper way.

Bro Eli Soriano:

Brother Ulises, the problem is the thinking of those stupid pastors, proclaming that there are two baptisms that is being mandated in the new testament. First of all, let us discover the discipline in the bible for all of us that we need to learn regarding what is written. In 1 Corinthians 4:6 let us read –

1 Corinthians 4:6

Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other.

“That none of you”, said the apostle Paul, “that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written.” We have to learn only from what is written. Not thinking beyond what is written.

What is written, accourding to our Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles is in Ephesians 4:4, let us read up to verse 5 –

Ephesians 4:4-5

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;

5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

 

What is written is that there is only one baptism. There is only one baptism. As there is only one body, the body is the church, there is only one true church. There is only one body, and in that one body there is only one spirit. Becuase the spirit is the power that is giving life to the body. Becuase according to James in 2:26 let us read –

And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

 

James 2:26

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

 

For as the body without the spirit is dead, without the spirit the body And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.will die. The body is dead if there is no spirit. The truth is there is Ephesians 4:4-Ephesians 4:4-5

Ephesians 4:4-5

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; body,And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.the church. The body mentioned by apostle Paul is the church. In Colossians 1:18 –

 

Colossians 1:18

And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

 

He, our Lord Jesus Christ, is also the head of the body which is the church. The church is the body. There is only one body meaning there is only one church. And there is only one spirit in the true church. There is a Spirit of God that gives life to the church so that the church will remain alive.

 

According to apostle Paul, in the church there is one hope of calling from God.

 

Ephesians 4:4

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;

 

Ephesians 4:5

one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

 

There is only one baptism in the only one body. We must take note brother the use of the word “only” (“solo” in spanish. The word “only” does not appear in the English version). Only one body, only one spirit, just as you were called in the same hope of calling. Only one Lord, if you will notice the word “only” (“solo” in spanish) is repeated by the apostle Paul.

 

Only one Lord, only one faith, and only one baptism. There is no two baptism taught by the apostles and by our Lord Jesus Christ. I am sure that the apostles would not abandon or apart from the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. What was taught by our Lord Jesus Christ was the same thing which the apostles were teaching for the Christians.

 

When our Lord Jesus Christ said –

 

Matthew 28:19

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

 

This is the word of the Lord Jesus Christ himself. In 2:38 of Acts was not directly said by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the word of the apostle Peter. But it does not mean that apostle Peter was teaching another baptism aside from the one taught by our Lord Jesus Christ. When the apostle Peter said,

 

Acts 2:38

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ…

 

It does not mean that he was teaching another baptism different from what our Lord Jesus Christ taught. Because there is only one baptism in the church. Therefore the conclusion is Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2:38 are the same. The only thing is the meaning of being baptised in the name of Christ means in the way of Jesus Christ, according to what is being commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ. And what is the way of the Lord Jesus Christ? Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It is the same way of baptizing, It is the same baptism.

 

Do you understand the answer brother Ulises?

 

Brother Ulises: Yes!

 

Brother Eli: Thanks be to God! God bless you brother Ulises.

 

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1 thought on “Which is the correct way of baptizing?”

  1. Muy claro hermano Eli, y además preciso. Gracias a Dios el Señor lo guarde. Le amamos mucho por enseñarnos correctamente a entender la biblia.

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