The Greek word: baptizo-
1. to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge (of vessels sunk);
2. to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water, to wash one's self, bathe;
3. to overwhelm.
Our English word “baptize” is a transliteration of the Greek word “baptizō”
This is a derivative of bapto-
1. to dip, dip in, immerse;
2. to dip into dye, to dye, colour
There are 8 different types of baptism in the New Testament.
1. The Baptism of Repentance by John the Baptist (Matt 3:7; 21:25; Acts 19:1-5)
2. Jesus Baptizing with the Holy Spirit and with Fire (Matt 3:11)
3. Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist- To “fulfill all righteousness” (Matt 3:15).
4. Jesus speaks of the trials that would come upon Him as a “baptism.” (Mk 10:38-39).
5. Israel was identified (baptizō) with Moses being under the cloud (guidance by YHWH) and through the sea (deliverance by YHWH). (1 Corinthians 10:1-4).
6. Believers are “baptized” into the Body of Christ, the Church (1 Corinthians 12:13).
7. Water Baptism- Step in making disciples. (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 8:12-13, 36-38; 9:18; 10:47).
8. Spirit Baptism into Christ - (Acts 1:5; Rom 6:1-4; Gal 3:27; Eph 4:4-6; Col 2:12;).