20 Scriptures about Baptism

Baptism holds significant meaning in the Bible as a sacred act spiritual cleansing and newness of life through the forgiveness of sins and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. In the New Testament, baptism is portrayed as a public declaration of faith and obedience to Christ’s command.

Jesus Himself set the example by being baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Through baptism, believers participate in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They are immersed in water, representing the burial of their old self and rising up to a transformed life in Christ.

Baptism signifies the washing away of sins and the believer’s identification with Jesus in His death and resurrection. It is a testimony of one’s faith in Christ. Baptism is also an essential step in the journey of a believer, signifying their commitment to follow Jesus and their incorporation into the body of Christ, the Church.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Matthew 28:19
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Scriptures about Baptism:

Matthew 28:19

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Mark 16:16

“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”

Acts 2:38

“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.'”

Romans 6:3-4

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

Galatians 3:27

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

Acts 22:16

“And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.”

Colossians 2:12

“Having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.”

1 Peter 3:21

“Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Acts 10:47-48

“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.”

Ephesians 4:5

“One Lord, one faith, one baptism.”

Acts 8:36

“And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, ‘See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?'”

Acts 16:33

“And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.”

Acts 2:41

“So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.”

Romans 6:5

“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.”

Acts 8:12

“But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”

Acts 9:18

“And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized.”

Acts 19:5

“On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”

Acts 10:48

“And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.”

Acts 2:42

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

Romans 6:6

“We know that our old self was crucified with him in order to destroy the body of sin, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.”