What is the doctrine of baptisms?

Then in Hebrews 6:1-2, we have baptisms. We need to teach four of them.

1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Hebrews 6:1-2 KJV

  1. Water Baptism
  2. Baptism into the Holy Spirit
  3. Baptism of Fire
  4. Baptism into one body

The fourth baptism that is hardly ever taught out of 1 Corinthians 12 is what Paul taught – that we’re to be baptized into each other. You may say, “Well, I don’t know if I like you pastor.” You’re stuck with me because God has placed in the church those as it has pleased Him, and I’m stuck with you, so we might as well find our place together. That’s what the kingdom of God is all about.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all 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.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 KJV

Then you have the laying on of hands. We can’t expect God to bless us if we’re not being buried into the Godhead, if we’re not being buried into each other in love and compassion, if we’re not having faith in God, if we’re not repenting from dead works. If we are not doing these things, then we shouldn’t expect healing to work hardly at all. Healing and health and prevention of disease and sanity are scripturally a direct extension of our being doers of the Word. It’s right in the Bible.

When we’re not doers of the Word, we can expect the opposite to come – which is not a blessing.

Original Source: Be In Health Global, Henry W. Wright, Donna Wright. It’s a New Day Interview with Henry W. Wright and Donna Wright:¬†2004.
DVD Course Material. Pleasant Valley Church, GA, 2006. Print.