One of the very noticeable theological battles through church history has been on the subject of baptism. Blood has literally been shed over the reason for baptism and the mode of baptism as well as who should be baptized and by whom they should be baptized. Infant baptism and baptizing thinking it will help you get to heaven were some of the hottest issues. There have been thousands of people martyred over these issues. Because of such a highly inflamed reaction to baptism through the centuries, it will be well worth examining and dissecting every verse in the Bible on this subject. Interestingly enough, there will only be a detailed study from the New Testament alone. The death, burial, and resurrection of Christ is pictured in the Old Testament by the flood and other things to which baptism is also a picture.