By Kim Barker
College Hill Church of Christ 

Let's study the Bible


April 15, 2022

Baptism is a word that is often misunderstood. The word as used in the New Testament refers to immersion. The original word, instead of being translated as immersion, was transliterated from baptizo to baptism. Today sprinkling or pouring water over are often substituted for New Testament baptism. We have seen from studying Bible history that God wants His people to be obedient to His commands.

Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist is recorded in Matthew 3:13-17. Jesus said “it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness” by being baptized by John. Verse 16 says “when He had been b...

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