Baptism and Evidence of the Gospel in the Old Testament - Acts 8:26-40



Baptism and Evidence of the Gospel in the Old Testament - Acts 8:26-40

The Ethiopian is reading from the old testament prophet Isaiah:

“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opens not his mouth.
In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.”
Acts 8:32-33 (Isaiah 53:7-8)

He doesn't understand and asks Philip who this prophecy is about. And "beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus." Acts 8:34-35

The Scriptures speak of Jesus from beginning to end!

Well, what other response can be made other than to believe and be baptized into the faith?

As they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, “Look, there’s water! What would keep me from being baptized?” [And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart you may.” And he replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
Acts 8:36-38 (HCSB)