“Who is permitted to baptize / perform baptisms?” ……Answer: The Bible does not specifically address this question. When one looks through the baptisms recorded in the Gospels and the Book of Acts, it would seem that all that was needed was to be a disciple of either Jesus or John the Baptist (in the four […]

“When should children be baptized and/or allowed to take the Lord’s Supper?” ……Answer: While some churches have requirements for children to attend Bible classes for instruction in doctrine and the meaning of the sacraments before being allowed to participate, many others do not, and in these cases, the instruction and preparation for the children must […]

“What is the origin of baptism?” ……First, it must be understood The Scriptures teach that baptism does not save, but is an outward manifestation of an inward transformation – an external sign that a person has surrendered his or her life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. An outward proclamation of an inward conversion. In […]

What is the biblical understanding of baptism? …By S. Michael Houdmann, Got Questions Ministries……I have to wonder if God laughed, or cried, when Paul wrote "├ö├ç┬¬one baptism" as recorded in Ephesians 4:5. Baptism, perhaps more so than any other issue, is definitely not something Christians have one viewpoint on. Every aspect of baptism is hotly […]

“What is baby dedication? Is child / baby dedication biblical?” ……Answer: In the majority of Protestant denominations that practice it, child dedication is a symbolic ceremony undertaken by Christian parents soon after the birth of a child. Some churches perform these ceremonies en masse and have several couples and children participating at the same time. […]

BAPTISM: SPRINKLING, POURING OR IMMERSION? Is It Important To Know? I s Bible baptism sprinkling, pouring or immersion, or can we choose whichever baptism we like? And why should we be concerned anyway? Paul wrote, “There is one body and one Spirit,just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, […]

“What is the proper mode of baptism?” ……Answer: The simplest answer to this question is found in the meaning of the word "baptize." It comes from a Greek word which means "to submerge in water." Therefore, baptism by sprinkling or by pouring is an oxymoron, something that self-contradictory. Baptism by sprinkling would mean "submerging someone […]