Greek: baptisma: (the result of) a dipping or sinking (Greek added)
Strongs’s Number: 908 (Strong's number added)
Original Word: βάπτισμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (bap'-tis-mah)
Definition: (the result of) a dipping or sinking
Usage: the rite or ceremony of baptism.
Cognate: 908 báptisma – baptism (note the -ma suffix, emphasizing it is a result, i.e. of sincere repentance.) 908 (báptisma) indicates submerging (dipping, immersion).
Matthew 3:13-17 NASB
13 Then Jesus *arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” 15 But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he *permitted Him. 16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, 17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”
38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
God our Father, His Son our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit have revealed to us the words of salvation (Romans 1:16) that will help lead you home to the new heavens and new earth (Isaiah 65:17, Isaiah 66:22-24, 2 Peter 3:10-13, Revelation 21:1-7) to live with them (Hebrews 4:1-9, Hebrews 12:2-24), in all eternity in peace, love, and joy.
This one simple act to hear and or read with your heart the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and believe and trust you will receive the gift of faith that comes from God our Father (Romans 10:17 NASB).
Being baptized for the remission of your sins and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38, Acts 8:12, Acts 26:18, Titus 3:4-7), and for an appeal to God our Father for a good conscience (Hebrews 10:22, 1 Peter 3:21), so that you can begin your walk in newness of life (John 3:1-7, Romans 6:4, 1 Peter 1:3), and to be able have your prayers to God heard (Isaiah 1:15, Psalms 6:9, Matthew 6:9 KJV, Philippians 4:4-7, 1 Peter 5:6) knowing that your prayer is being mediated to God through His Son our Savior Christ Jesus our Lord (Matthew 7:7, John 14:13-14, Romans 8:34, 1 Timothy 2:5) and the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26, Ephesians 2:18, Ephesians 6:18, Jude 1:20-21) is truly an inexpressible joy.
To find peace with God (Romans 5:1-2) through our Lord Jesus Christ can only be measured with the love that God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit that have for our lives and our souls for now and all eternity (Matthew 25:34). What an indescribable gift from God (2 Corinthians 9:15, Ephesians 2:8).
These next scriptural references are but just a few of the ones that address how important our lives, and the love of God the Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit are (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:7, Genesis 3:14-15, Genesis 2:21-22, Matthew 11:28-30, John 3:12-18, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19-23, Romans 8:26-27, Romans 8:31-39, Philippians 4:4-7, Hebrews 4:8-13, James 5:19-20).
20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Our Lord stated in the scriptural passages of (John 3:1-7) our Lord tells us that unless we are born again of water and spirit, we cannot see or enter the kingdom of God. The Apostle Peter opens the door of the kingdom for those to enter by repentance, confession, and baptism (Acts 2:32-42).
Through our obedience (Romans 1:1-6) not only do we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), we also are cleansed from our sins and forgiven (Acts 2:38), we have an appeal to God for a good conscience (1 Peter 3:21), and we begin a newness of life as children of God (Romans 6:1-11, Galatians 4:6). We are to be obedient to the faith (Matthew 6:24, John 8:34-36, Romans 6:16-17, Romans 6:20-23, Titus 3:1) being faithful unto death (Matthew 16:26, Luke 8:15, Acts 11:23, Revelation 2:10-11, Revelation 3:10-11), enduring, steadfast, hopeful and rejoicing (Luke 8:15, Luke 21:19, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 8:18-25, 1 Corinthians 4:12, 1 Corinthians 10:13, 1 Corinthians 15:58, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 2 Thessalonians 1:4, 2 Timothy 2:24, Hebrews 6:19, Hebrews 10:35-39, Hebrews 12:1-17, James 1:3-4, James 1:12, James 5:10-11, 1 Peter 2:19-25, 1 Peter 3:14-17 KJV, 1 Peter 4:12-19, Jude 1:17-25, Revelation 2:3) so we can live an eternal life with God (Jude 1:21).
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