Baptism

Baptism • Repentance

Yehoshua (the name of the Hebrew Messiah who died and rose again so we could be saved) said, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3),

and also, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…” (Mark 16:16).

If you have not done so already, please review the page entitled BELIEVE.  In order to repent, you must determine to stop all sin in your life.  If you truly believe on Yehoshua and turn away from all sin, it is now the time for you to be baptized.  Baptism is for the purpose of remitting your sins, and it is to occur by immersion (going down completely under water) in the name of Yehoshua the Messiah.

Do not let anyone persuade you that water baptism by immersion is not important. Yehoshua is the one who instituted how we are to be saved in this current dispensation (Mark 16:16; Luke 13:3).  Yehoshua is God, and the Heavenly Father has set Yehoshua as the final Great Judge of us all; therefore, do not allow the words of any person on this earth to sway you to dismiss His instructions. If you come across any writings that lead you to believe that you don’t need to be baptized, you do not need to regard those writings.

If you were “baptized” by being sprinkled, or if you were baptized in the name of the “Father, Son and Holy Ghost”, go now and be re-baptized all over again by complete immersion in the water “in the name of Yehoshua the Messiah” according to the true will of the Lord.  The words “Father, Son and Holy Ghost” are not the real words of Yehoshua in Matthew 28:19; sadly, those words were added at a later date by wicked men who had an agenda.  Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea around 314 A.D., had access to the library in Caesarea.  He quoted the verse Matthew 28:19 numerous times in the many books he wrote, and those quotes did not include the words “Father, Son and Holy Ghost”.  No!  Instead, the following are the true words of our Messiah, based on the ancient text in the library of Caesarea as reflected by the writings of Eusebius:

“Go ye into all the world, and make disciples of all the nations in My name, teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you.”
(the true Matthew 28:19)

Please also watch my video entitled “The Time has Arrived! Make yourself ready, oh Bride of the King!” for more treatment on the topic of Baptism, as it will address concerns about the thief on the cross not being baptized, people who didn’t know about this above information, etc.

If you are not able to find anyone to baptize you in the name of Yehoshua, it could be necessary to baptize yourself in your bathtub (saying, “I now baptize myself in the name of Yehoshua the Messiah,” as you lay back into the water). Just make sure that the baptism is by completely immersing yourself in the water and not simply by sprinkling water over yourself (see below Matt. 3:16; Mark 1:9-10; and Acts 8:38-39 for scriptures that confirm going completely down into the water).

Baptism used to be ONLY in the name of Yehoshua, and not in any other formula.
1 Peter 3:21 also tells us that baptism DOES save us.  Please review the following passages on Baptism, and receive with all eagerness the truth and life that is offered in them!

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“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16).

“…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

“…baptism doth also now save us…” (1 Peter 3:21).

“And Yehoshua answering said unto him (John the Baptist), Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.  And Yehoshua, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water…” (Matthew 3:15-16).

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yehoshua Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost… Then they that gladly received his word were baptized…” (Acts 2:38 41).

“And now why tarriest thou?  Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16).

“And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Yehoshua.  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Yehoshua” (Acts 19:3-5).

“Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:  who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:  (For as yet He was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Yehoshua)” (Acts 8:14-16).

“And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days” (Acts 10:48).

“But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Yehoshua Messiah, they were baptized, both men and women” (Acts 8:12).

“And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized” (Acts 18:8).

“And it came to pass in those days, that Yehoshua came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.  And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him” (Mark 1:9-10).

“And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.  And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing” (Acts 8:38-39).

“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Yehoshua Messiah were baptized into His death?   Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection” (Romans 6:3-5).

“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).

“Yehoshua answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me.   If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself” (John 7:16-17).

Read Matthew 26:6-13