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What's difference between baptist and apostolic?

Submitted: 8/12/2012
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Question: I had visited my aunt's church and she goes to an apostolic church and I'm baptist. It's like when the apostolic church baptized a person they only say I baptize you in Jesus Christ. I'm baptist and we baptized a person in the name of the father, the son, and the holy ghost. I would like to know what's the difference between the baptist and apostolic church.

Answer: I assume you are referring to the different ways of baptism. Apostolics follow the instructions of Jesus in Matthew 28:19. The way we know what Jesus meant was by seeing what the apostles did (see Acts 2:38; Acts 10:48; Acts 19:1-6). Baptists merely repeat the words of Jesus in Matthew 28:19 and ignore the example of the apostles. For more about the correct biblical baptism, please read our article called 'Is Baptism Necessary For Salvation?' found on Shelf 1 of the Apostolic Free Library on this website. We encourage you to return the the apostolic church you visited and address your questions to the leaders.