From: roseann (roseann@Intellisys.net)
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 15:42:11 EDT
Are we saying then that the word baptism can mean either sprinkling, pouring
or dipping? If so, why the distinction in Lev. 14:15-16. It's my
understanding that the word pour is translated from CHEO in vs. 15 and the
word dip from BAPTIZO vs. 16 and the word sprinkle from RHANTIZO - vs. 16.
(Heb. to Gk.)
Thomas St. Church of Christ
>...but the original ceremony clearly implied a washing. And the church
>ordinance ought to preserve this idea. See Acts 22:16:
>"And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins,
>calling on his name."
>I don't think baptim is properly understood as a washing (see 1 Peter
>But grammatically speaking...
>EPIKALESAMENOS is either defining the washing or both the baptism and the
>Acts 22:16 KAI NUN TI MELLEIS ANASTAS BAPTISAI **KAI** APOLOUSAI TAS
>AMARTIAS SOU EPIKALESAMENOS TO ONOMA AUTOU
>1 Peter 3 21 O KAI UMAS ANTITUPON NUN SWZEI BAPTISMA OU SARKOS APOQESIS
>RUPOU ALLA SUNEIDHSEWS AGAQHS EPERWTHMA EIS QEON DI ANASTASEWS IHSOU
>1 Pet 3:21 (KJV)
>"The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the
>putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience
>toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:"
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