I don’t know how you baptize, but I would like to “come along side you” as Aquilla and Priscilla did in Acts 18:24-26 with Apollos "who was a mighty man & eloquent in the scriptures"—but he only knew the baptism of John.
Act 18:26 And he (Apollos) began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
In the fact that Peter was given the Keys to the Kingdom by Jesus, I would like to challenge you to do some research into Peter’s message on the first day of the church- The Day of Pentecost.
Peter preached on the first day of the church, then…
Act 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Act 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
How then shall we baptize? Peter said, “and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…”
Do we really have our sins remitted- taken away-by being baptized in any other name?
Jesus gave Peter the Keys to the Kingdom. On the first day of the church Peter used those keys to open the door to salvation. Jesus truly instructed the disciples to baptize in the Name of the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit. But what is the NAME of the father? JESUS What is the name of the son? JESUS What is the name of the Holy Spirit? Jesus
Phillip inquired, “Lord show us the father.” John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long timewith you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Joh 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
My son, who is a pastor, boldly proclaims that he will give anyone who can show him someone that was actually baptized in the “titles” in the New Testament, he will give them the keys to his truck. Though many have tried to prove him wrong, he still has his keys.
I know you are very busy, but I challenge you to take a little time to search the scriptures to see if you are baptized and are baptizing in the way Jesus intended us to.
Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty, has it right. If you get a chance, check out this YouTube videos of him sharing the Gospel regarding baptism.
(This can also be viewed on this website in the videos section.)
Phil Robertson teaches Baptism:
Again, I just want to challenge you to do a little study on the first message preached on the Day of Pentecost. I know it was eye-opening for me!
May God richly bless you as you continue to direct souls to HIM,