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Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Sorry about that: I don't have a first century grammar.
19] euntes ergo docete omnes gentes baptizantes eos in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti
Discipling is the Greek:
g3100. matheteuo, math-ayt-yoo´-o; from 3101;
intransitively, to become a pupil; transitively, to disciple, i.e. enrol as scholar: —
be disciple, instruct, teach.
to learn (in any way): — learn, understand.
And they have to BELIEVE the gospel and can confess that "Jesus is the Christ the SON of the Living god. Believe and Obey are not the same:
Rom. 10:16 But they have not all OBEYED the GOSPEL.
For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath BELIEVED our report?
Isaiah by the Spirit OF Christ preached the gospel in Isaiah 53.
The eunuch has been discipled or TAUGHT and has the option of ACCEPTING that teaching:
Acts 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias,
and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
Acts 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me?
And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
Acts 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this,
He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
Acts 8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away:
and who shall declare his generation?
for his life is taken from the earth.
Acts 8:34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said,
I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
Acts 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth,
and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
Acts 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water:
and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.
And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Acts 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still:
and they went down both into the water,
both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
g907. baptizo, bap-tid´-zo; from a derivative of 911; to immerse, submerge; to make whelmed (i.e. fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism: — Baptist, baptize, wash.
The eunuch does not grasp the gospel spelled out by Isaiah including baptizing
He that is TAUGHT
Asks to be baptized
And is baptized for the remission of sins:
Teaching or Discipling does not remit sins.
Now, he is equipped to become a student for the rest of his life.
I believe that the eunuch can now read BLACK text on BROWN paper (2 Cor.3) when he READS it or when it is PREACHED by being READ in the assembly once a week.
Acts 8:39 And when they were come up OUT of the water,
the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip,
that the eunuch saw him no more:
and he went on his way rejoicing.
Acts 8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus:
and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.