The Doctrine of Baptisms (Hebrews6:1-2) - Three New Testament Baptisms
The mode of baptism is by immersion, as is according to the literal definition of the word Greek baptidzo, or baptize, which is to fully immerse, sink, absolutely overwhelm and bury. The word baptize-baptidzo never means to sprinkle or pour. There is no example in any Greek literature throughout the ages where the word has lost its original meaning, or where it means anything else but to submerge or immerse, or where it means a partial application of water by sprinkling or pouring.
I. NEW BIRTH BAPTISM (Agent = The Holy Spirit -1 Corinthians 12:13)
(Born Again – Essential: necessary for Salvation) Baptism into Christ and into His body occurs immediately when a repentant sinner accepts the L-RDSHIP and forgiveness of MESSIAH JESUS. This is the ONLY Baptism that Saves one’s soul (Romans 6:3-7 ; 1 Corinthians12:13 ; Galatians 3:27 ; Colossians 2:12)
II. WATER BAPTISM (Agent = Any Genuine Disciple of Jesus Christ – Matthew 28:18-20)
(Full Immersion – Effective: necessary for Separation) Christian baptism in Water (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:12-16,36-38 ; Acts 9:18 ; Acts 10:47-48 ; Acts 16:15,33 ; Acts 18:8 ; Acts 19:5 ; Acts 22:16 ; 1 Cor. 1:13-17 ; 1 Peter 3:21)
III. HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM (Agent = The L-rd Jesus Christ – Matthew 3:11 ; John 1:31-33)
(“daily” – Enduement: necessary for Spiritual Power in witnessing with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues.) Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11,14 ; Matthew 20:22-23 ; Mark 1:8 ; Mark 10:38-39 ; Luke 3:16 ; John 1:33 ; John 7:37-39 ; Acts 1:5 ; Acts 11:16 ; Acts 19:2-3 ; The Book of Acts)