From the Greek word baptizo which means "to immerse or completely dip."
Christians - English - Word - Baptism - Word
When Christians hear the English word "baptism" (a word only transliterated - not translated - from the Greek word baptizo), the average religious mind immediately thinks of "water."
Few stop to consider that baptizo simply means "to immerse" but the substance into what one is immersed must be defined by the context of the word's usage.
Example - Work - School - Games - Sports
For example, you can be immersed (baptized) into work. You can be immersed (baptized) into school. You can be immersed (baptized) into video games. You can be immersed (baptized) into sports. You can be... well, you get the idea.
It's amazing how many Jesus followers fall out of fellowship over religious ritual water baptisms in the church.
Denominations - Water - Rite - Water - Baptized
Some denominations sprinkle water as their baptismal rite. Some pour water on the one baptized. Some submerge in water for religious baptism. Few Christians are agreeable with those who disagree with them on water baptism.
Some baptize infants of believing parents into the church. Some baptize believing parents and all their children (regardless of belief) at the same time into the church. Some baptize only believing persons into the church.
Wars - Christians - Disagreements - Water - Baptisms
Astonishingly, literal wars have been fought among "Christians" over disagreements on water baptisms.
How can Scripture teach "there is one body and one Spirit...one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Ephesians 4:4-5) when there seem to be almost as many different kinds of baptisms as there are different religious denominations?
Answer - Baptism - Ephesians - 4-5 - One
Answer: The "one baptism" referenced in Ephesians 4:4-5 is "the one" baptism experienced by every true believer of Jesus, and it occurs when God the Father baptizes the believer "into" the Holy Spirit.
New Covenant baptism is God immersing Christ believers "into" the Holy Spirit upon them hearing and believing the proclamation of God's good grace through Jesus Christ.
New - Testament - Greek - Scholar
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