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Passover & Water Baptism – Pt. 2

Passover2Previously, in Part 1 of our two-part series,
we provided the groundwork for our present examination of the facts regarding whether or
not water baptism is a prerequisite for the
partaking of the Passover meal.

Replaced by Water Baptism?
It is then claimed that after Yahushua’s death and resurrection the requirement of fleshy circumcision especially for the Passover was “replaced” by water baptism. To make this point, the following quote by Saul (Paul) is given:

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Passover & Water Baptism – Pt. 1

Passover2Prior to the observance of Passover during our present time, there frequently emerges a serious quest by some newbie followers of Yahweh to experience a proper and valid water baptism.

The reason being that the majority of Sacred Name groups of today assert that in order for a person to partake of the Passover meal they must have undergone a mandatory water baptism in the proper name of the messiah.

It is also maintained by these groups that before the death of Yahushua the messiah, in order to partake of the Passover meal, all men had to be fleshly circumcised.

Different Passover Systems
We must first admit to a basic difference in the opinion about Passover. To begin with, many Christians are often unaware that there were several different Passover systems practiced by the ancient Jews.

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Somebody Baptize Me, Please!

BaptismThere are many followers of Yahweh that are trying to tie up the loose ends for salvation and the one loose end that seems so problematical is getting a proper and valid water baptism.

Before anyone panics we might first take a look at some of the issues surrounding the topic. (Former Baptists, take a deep breath and grit your teeth.)

How Important?
Just how important was water baptism to Yahushua the messiah and his apostles? We are told that at one point in Saul’s ministry he could not remember the last time he baptized anyone.

I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I DO NOT KNOW WHETHER I BAPTIZED ANY ONE ELSE. FOR MESSIAH DID NOT SEND ME TO BAPTIZE but to preach the gospel . . . (1 Corinthians 1:16-17)

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