The Role of Baptsim in Salvation According to Acts

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Liberty University THE ROLE OF BAPTSIM IN SALVATION ACCORDING TO ACTS A research paper submitted to Dr. R. Wayne Stacy In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements For The course NBST 522 Liberty baptist Theological seminary By SULEIMAN ABBA Lynchburg, Virginia SUNDAY, MARCH 03, 2013 Table of Contents Introduction 2 Baptism 2 Types of Baptism 3 Baptism with Water 3 Baptism with the Holy Spirit 4 Importance of Baptism 6 The role of Jesus’ Baptism in Christianity 8 Baptism according to the Book of Acts 9 Way to receive baptism 11 Purpose of Baptism 13 In order to empower them to teach 13 Power to work miracles to confirm the Word 13 Power to impart spiritual gifts others 13 Branch to establish, conduct and discipline to church 14 Baptism in relation to Christian’s Salvation 14 Conclusion 15 BIBLIOGRAPHY 17 Introduction Considering the question of baptism in the New Testament, we are confronted with two apparently different statements that have helped to determine both theological and exegetical positions. The issue of baptism plays on the missionary command of Matthew 28:19 "Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" and the 4 citations of Acts where the Baptism is administered in the "Name of Jesus." It is interesting to address the issue of Christian baptism as scholars, from a point of view exegetical, theological and historical, define it. The believer's life is characterized by the fact that receives salvation in Jesus Christ. Baptism is part of this process of salvation, and not merely in a ritual and symbolic, but something much deeper, as it has to do with the conversion and the choices you make in the Christian follow Christ. To receive this type of baptism for first were the Jews, but a few years later even the Gentiles, thus opening the grace to all people. This paper
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