FORMULA FOR BAPTISM?
What should we say before a baptism?
Is anything required?
Matthew 18:19 tells what to DO not what to SAY
Acts 2:38 epi = upon the name Jesus Christ
Acts 10:48 en = by the the name of the Lord
Acts 8:16; 19:5 eis = into the name Lord Jesus
If a formula is taught:
Which one is correct?
Is a baptism valid without the exact words?
This makes the formula a charm with power
Making a law that God did not make
Must say 3 names AND for remission of sins
In the name does not mean say the name
Creates a creed
What about doing ALL in the name of the Lord?
Required vs. Options
Required burial in water, purpose for remission of sins
Where river, creek, baptistry
How face forward, backwards
Wear White robe, blue jeans
Said no specific forumla
When at worship, midnight, noon
Who performs preacher, parent, elder, teacher
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