What Words Were Said By The Preacher When He Baptized A Believer?
Actually it is never recorded for us in the Bible what the baptizer said as he baptizes the candidate …
In Acts 2:14-40, what Peter said is recorded in:
v.14 But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them
v.38 Then Peter said unto them
v.40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying
But it is not recorded what is said by Peter when the actual baptizing took place:
v.41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
In Acts 19:2-5, what Paul said is recorded in:
v.2 He said unto them
v.3 And he said unto them
v.4 Then said Paul
Notice the quotation marks in the NKJV in verses 2, 3, and 4, but none in verse 5.
But there is no record of what is said by Paul when he baptized the Ephesians:
v.5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
What about other conversion accounts in the book of Acts? What words were spoken over those who were baptized in such cases? (that is, according to the record)
Acts 8:12-13 the Samaritans? it doesn’t say
Acts 8:36-38 the Ethiopian eunuch? it doesn’t say
Acts 9:18, 22:16 Saul (Paul)? it doesn’t say
Acts 10:47-48 Cornelius and his friends? it doesn’t say
Acts 16:14-15 Lydia’s household? it doesn’t say
Acts 16:33 the Jailer’s household? it doesn’t say
Acts 18:8 the Corinthians? it doesn’t say
Conclusion: It is never recorded for us what words were spoken over those that were baptized, anywhere in the Bible.
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