A Short Study of Mark 16:16
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” (Mark 16:16)
“One baptism.” (Ephesians 4:5)
Simon Magus believed naturally and was baptized outwardly, but he had no part or lot in the one faith and the one baptism set before us in the text.
How can we understand this?
Only on the ground of the Spirit’s baptism without the aid of a font or a baptistery. See!
“As many of you as have been baptized INTO CHRIST, have put on Christ.” (Galatians 3:27)
“Know ye not, that as many of us as were baptized INTO CHRIST JESUS were baptized INTO HIS DEATH?” (Romans 6:3)
“For by one Spirit we are baptized INTO ONE BODY, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” (1st Corinthians 12:13)
Here you see it!
“Go ye therefore and teach all nations” not some, but all the nations of the saved (Revelation 21:24).
“Baptizing them in the name of the Father.” ELECTION!
“And of the Son.” REDEMPTION!
“And of the Holy Ghost.” REGENERATION!
That is wholly by Yahweh’s testimony communicated to all the members of the ONE BODY by the ONE SPIRIT.