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All Articles For Studies in Baptism

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Previously three articles appeared dealing generally, and for the most part, with the mode of baptism. The first, Various Baptisms, appeared in TSB, Vol. 47, No. 1l;Mar. 1, 1971, p. 261; the second followed in Various Baptisms Exemplifying One Baptism, Vol. 47, No. 20, Sept. 1, 1971, p. 477; and the third was The Mode of the One Baptism, Vol. 48, No. 8, Jan. 15, 1972, p. 181. The first proved there were many baptisms in the Old Testament, and all, every one of them, were by sprinkling and pouring. None were by immersion.

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Of those eleven cases of New Testament baptism, three are baptisms of single individuals with no children,—Jesus, the Ethiopian Eunuch and Paul. Three other cases were the disciples of John, the three thousand at Pentecost and the Samaritan converts. The remaining five were family baptisms. Since at Pentecost the promise was to the families of Israeland their children (Acts 2:39), then over half of all these cases were family baptisms. That in itself is quite significant.

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According to Hebrews 9:10 (Gk), the Old Testament dispensation and its worship in connection with the first tabernacle stood in exterordinances and “various baptisms.” These baptisms were plain types of the New Testament’s “one baptism.” The Old Testament, we saw previously, reveals that these baptisms werewashings, as the King James Version correctly translates in Hebrews

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