Baptism in Water: Its Foundation, Form and Formula

Studia UBB Theologia Reformata Transylvanica, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 90-99.

10 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2013

Date Written: June 1, 2011

Abstract

Water baptism is the most common act of worship being carried out in any religious denomination. This article intends to demonstrate that Christian baptism did not occur from nowhere, but it is the result of an ascending process of purification rituals found in the Old Testament. Also, in the content of the article are presented other forms of baptism. Regarding the formula used in water baptism, the careful reader of the Bible, raises a legitimate question: Why did Jesus Christ command baptism to be done “in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt 28,19), while most often when the disciples baptized (in the book of Acts) they used the formula: “In the name of Jesus Christ”? This article aims to answer this question with biblical arguments.

Keywords: water baptism, the Trinitarian formula, repentance baptism, proselyte baptism, nations’ baptism

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Nechifor, Caleb Otniel Traian, Baptism in Water: Its Foundation, Form and Formula (June 1, 2011). Studia UBB Theologia Reformata Transylvanica, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 90-99.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2250418 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2250418

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