The purpose of this series is to look at the concept of baptism as it is described in the Scriptures. Most people have a very narrow view of baptism that is often based on church traditions rather than the Word of God. Baptism, as it is seen in both the Old and New Testaments, is a much deeper subject; it has great spiritual meaning beyond that of a simple religious ordinance or ritual. When a person hears the word “baptism” their first thought is usually water baptism, but there are many different baptisms spoken of in the Scriptures, most of which do not involve water at all. In this series of lessons, we examine the various baptisms found in the Scriptures to see the origin and meaning of the word, and to understand the importance of the spiritual baptism that places us in Christ in this present dispensation.
These Bible lessons were taught by Pastor Gregg Bing in 2021-2022 during the adult Sunday school class at Grace Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX.
Gregg Bing - December 10, 2006
Origin and Meaning of Baptism
From Series: "One Baptism"
The Apostle Paul, our apostle for this present dispensation of grace, declares in Ephesians 4:3-6 that one aspect of the unity of the Spirit is that there is only one baptism. In this brief series, we examine what Paul meant by this, and how it affects our understanding of the place of baptism in God's purpose for His people today.