I am currently engaged in a discussion with a friend about Baptismal Regeneration. She, as a fundamentalist, doesn’t hold to it, and says the following to allegedly “disprove” it:
*“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God and Father of us all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Eph. 4: 4-6) Which baptism is the one true baptism? Can we also say that Noah and his family was akin to the Israelites crossing the Red Sea? Why not? But they were all saved passing through the water. The water didn’t touch any of them… Furthermore, John the Baptist’s baptism was for repentance of sins, not salvation. In Matthew 3: 11 John the Baptist says: “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” The one true baptism is by Jesus Christ who baptizes with the Holy Ghost and fire. *
I know the above paragraph is rather sporadic and unintelligible, and much of it I can answer on my own (such as the allusion to Noah and Moses), but how do I combat the parts where she mentions John the Baptist and then tries to say that the “one baptism” is the “baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire”?