What’s Baptism, and What Does the Bible Say?
The Logos “blog” tells how to study what the Bible teaches about the subject of baptism.
First off, it recommends “Start with a Bible Word Study.”
Using the lexical resources in Logos 5 is how to do a word study about baptism. The blog’s author comments:
“This will bring you definitions from all your Greek dictionaries and show you every place where your Bible mentions this Greek word. You’ll see that the word literally means “to dip” or “immerse,” but obviously there’s more to baptism that being underwater.”
Secondly is the “Next step: the Topic Guide”
With the Topic Guide, a feature of Logos 5, “just enter a topic and hit ‘Go.'”
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The final step mentioned in this Logos article about baptism and how to study it in the Bible is to search using the Logos 5 software using the “morph.” The “morph” is the morphological root, what most of us that are not linguists or Greek scholars would call the “root word.” The software will in a matter of seconds bring up every occurrence of the Greek word root baptō and all of the Greek words related to this root.
I posted the following “Comment” on the Logos blog to further assist users of the Logos 5 software in the study of baptism, calling attention to the Bible study tool The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, which is included in the Logos 5 software. Readers of this site know I created The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge to furnish students of the Bible with a more complete resource of cross references for Bible study.
Logos 5 contains some very wonderful resources. One of the resources that will be found most useful, and more complete and balanced in its presentation of the subject of baptism, is The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. This resource presents not only cross references more completely than any other resource now in print, but notes which delve deeper into the issue. One major note on baptism is found at Romans 6:4, which presents the strongest arguments available in support of the mode commonly called immersion. Notes elsewhere, linked to Acts 1:5, present further evidence on the Biblical mode of Christian water baptism. The note at Acts 1:5 also distinguishes between real baptism accomplished by the Holy Spirit upon conversion to Christ, and ritual water baptism administered by human agents to another person.
You can learn a whole lot more than you bargained for if you take the time to carefully study a Bible subject using the resources available in Logos 5. Don’t forget to make full use of The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, one of the major tools for Bible study in Logos 5.