Ordinance (something we are ordered to do)
Sacrament (something Christ instituted, has a physical element, and forgives our sins)
Bath (something we insist everyone have for pure sanitary reasons)
John the Baptist (because he was baptizing first)
Jesus (because of what He spoke in Matthew 28:19-20)
Hezekiah (from the Old Testament)
to wash away His sins
for no good reason
because it was fitting to fulfill all righteousness
a sacred act employed to wash away transgressions
not just plain water, but the water included in God's command and combined with His Word
the flood of remission of all impenitence through moisture and remembrance
perfection, praise, and paradise
rights to rend wide open the Kingdom of Heaven
forgiveness of sins, rescues death and the devil, and gives eternal salvaton to all who believe this
Yes, because it doesn't require faith to believe
No, because whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned
Maybe, for who knows what God will do and how can we be sure of anything
False, they insist that only the Lutherans can do it the right way
True, but it must be a Trinitarian Baptism, "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" in accord with Jesus' words in Matthew 28.
The pastor will pick and choose based on whether or not it appears the baptism worked in the first place
Should, but only if it can be confirmed that they have actually sinned in some way
Should not, it's not for infants but for people who can rationally choose to do this for themselves
Should, for a variety of Scriptural reasons including the truth that even infants can have true, saving faith in Jesus
No. That's bunk. Only repentance and faith can be described as that which saves us.
Yes. See 1 Peter 3:20-22. Such truth doesn't deny that faith is also necessary. No less, it is good to confess with God's Word that "Baptism...now saves you."
False (Revelation 22:18)
True (Colossians 2:11-12)
False, it's only for those who have promised to step it up and live a holier life.
True. Everyone of us should and we will be forgiven and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)
Um, no, because it is God's Work of the Gospel for us, like the Cross, it only needs to be done once. See also Ephesians 4:5.
Yes, if once is good then 3 times is better.
Well, I'm going to need to be re-baptized if I mess up and don't stay true to God.
His parents cried and gave him gifts.
The heavens were opened to Him.
An angel received its wings.
The Spirit of God descended like a dove and came to rest on Him.
God said from heaven, "This is my beloved Son"