The second step of the Great Commission is to baptize the disciples we have made.  Baptism does not make disciples.  We are commanded to go and make disciples, and then baptize “them” (disciples) in the name of the Father, son, and Holy Spirit.  Merely placing someone under the water, when they have no understanding, does not give them the new mind.  Jesus “made and baptized more disciples than John” (John 4:1-3).  He made disciples by teaching them that they should grow to be like their Master (Luke 6:40).  We are commanded to do the same thing.  Then why did our Lord command baptism?

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