Implied Modes of Baptism in Scripture

Every use of “baptism”, “baptisms”, “baptize”, “baptized”, and “baptizing” in the English New Testament (New International Version); with possible contextual modal indications.

NIV chosen because it is an accepted and popular version within the Protestant Church of Christ.

•Matthew• 

3:6 Baptized in the river; “In” does not specify depth, but rather, they entered the river. No modal indication

3:7 Many came for baptismno modal indication

3:1 Baptize with water; no modal indication

3:13 Jesus came to be baptizedno modal indication

3:14 I need to be baptized by you; no modal indication

3:16 Jesus was baptizedno modal indication

21:25 The baptism of John; no modal indication          

28:19 Baptizing them in the name…; no modal indication

•Mark• 

1:5 They were baptizedno modal indication

1:8 I have baptized you with water; no modal indication

1:9 Was baptized by John; Context includes the words, “came up out of the water,” and could indicate immersion or pouring: The words could refer to Jesus emerging from full-submersion, or to Jesus exiting the river after his baptism. No modal indication

10:38 Be baptized, the baptism, am baptizedno modal indication

10:39 The baptism, am baptized, be baptizedno modal indication

11:30 The baptism of John; no modal indication

16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; no modal indication

•Luke• 

3:3baptism of repentance; no modal indication

3:7 Be baptized by him; no modal indication

3:12 Tax collectors also came to be baptizedno modal indication

3:16baptize you with water, no modal indication

3:21 People were baptizedno modal indication

7:29 Having been baptized with the baptismno modal indication

7:30 Not having been baptizedno modal indication

12:50 I have a baptism to be baptized with; no modal indication

•John• 

1:25 Then why are you baptizingno modal indication

1:26baptize with water; no modal indication

1:28 Where John was baptizingno modal indication

1:31 I came baptizing with water; no modal indication

1:33 Baptize with water, he who baptizesno modal indication

3:22 He remained with them and baptizedno modal indication

3:23 John also was baptizing, people were baptizedJohn chose a place “with lots of water” to baptize lots of people. No modal indication

3:26 He is baptizingno modal indication

4:1 Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples; no modal indication

4:2 Jesus did not baptize, but only his disciples; no modal indication

10:40 Where John at first baptizedno modal indication

•Acts•

1:5 For John baptized with water; no modal indication

1:22 The baptism of John; no modal indication

2:38 Repent, and be baptizedno modal indication

2:41 Those who received his word were baptizedno modal indication

8:12 They were baptizedno modal indication

8:13 After being baptizedno modal indication

8:16 They had only been baptizedno modal indication

8:36 What is to prevent my being baptizedno modal indication

8:38 He baptized him; “they both went down into the water” does not indicate immersion of the candidate because “they” (both of them) went into the water. No modal indication

9:18 He rose and was baptized“rose”/stood up, could indicate pouring 

10:37 The baptism which John preached; no modal indication

10:47 Can any one forbid water for baptizing these people could indicate pouring 

10:48 Be baptizedno modal indication

11:16 John baptized with water; no modal indication

13:24 Preached a baptism of repentance; no modal indication

16:15 She was baptizedno modal indication

16:33 He was baptizedno modal indication

18:8 Believed and were baptizedno modal indication

18:25 The baptism of John; no modal indication

19:3 Into what then were you baptized, Into John’s baptismno modal indication

19:4 John baptized with the baptism of repentance; no modal indication

19:5 They were baptizedno modal indication

22:16 Rise and be baptized“rise”/stand up, could indicate pouring

•Romans• 

6:3 Baptized into his death; no modal indication

6:4 Baptism into death; no modal indication

•1 Corinthians• 

1:13 Baptized in the name of Paul; no modal indication

1:14baptized none of you; no modal indication

1:15 You were baptized in my name; no modal indication

1:16 I did baptize also the household of Steph’anas, whether I baptized anyone else; no modal indication

1:17 Christ did not send me to baptizeno modal indication

10:2 All were baptized into Moses; rain (cf. Psalm 77:17), indicates sprinkling

12:13 Baptized into one body; no modal indication

15:29 Baptized on behalf of the dead, why are people baptizedno modal indication

•Galatians• 

3:27 Baptized into Christ; no modal indication

•Ephesians• 

4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptismno modal indication

•Colossians• 

2:12 Buried with him in baptism; “Buried” does not mean below grade, but “died to oneself”; no modal indication

•Hebrews• 

6:2 Instructions about baptismsno modal indication

•1 Peter•

3:21 Baptism now saves you; context includes the words, “sprinkling with the blood” (1:2), and referred to Noah and his family who were saved by water (rain; cf. 3:20). Sprinkling indicated