Baptism is mentioned in several ways in the Bible. There is the baptism of repentance, the baptism of fire, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the baptism of Moses, baptism for the dead, baptism of suffering, water baptism, etc. Ephesians 4:4-6 says there is one baptism. Since the Bible is without error or contradiction, we must conclude that the one baptism is the baptism commanded by the Lord and the apostles and the one in effect today. This one baptism (water immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins) is plainly shown in examples throughout the New Testament where believers were converted.
||He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will
||Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift
of the Holy Spirit."
||And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins,
calling on the name of the Lord.
|1 Peter 3:21
||Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you--not the removal of dirt from the
flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience--through the resurrection of
Jesus Christ, (NAS)
||"Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received
the Holy Spirit just as we have?" And he commanded them to be
baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.
||Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were
baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through
baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of
the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
||For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.|
||There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your
calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and
Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.