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What must I do to be saved?

the scriptures

Matthew 3:13-16

Ephesians 4:4-5

Romans 6:3-5

I Peter 3:21

Colossians 2:12

John 3:1-5

            rebirth

            Jewish background of Christian baptism

Acts 8:26-40

Galatians 3:26-27

            Matthew 22:1-14

Mark 16:15-16

Titus 3:5

            It continues on in daily living

            Defining “baptismal regeneration”

Matthew 28:19-20

Acts 2:38-41

Acts 22:16

 

CONVERSION STORIES IN THE BOOK OF ACTS  

            Acts 2:38-41….. the very first believers were Jews; the start of the church at Pentecost

            Acts 8:5-12…….Philip preaches in Samaria. People respond in faith by being baptized

            Acts 8:26-40…...Philip teaches the Ethiopian eunuch who responds by being baptized

            Acts 9:18……….the conversion of Saul to Paul

            Acts 10:47-48….the “Gentile Pentecost”-God shows Peter the Gospel message is not for Jews alone

            Acts 16:15……...the conversion of Lydia and her household

Acts 16:16-33….Paul and Silas’ jailer (and his household) respond in faith and are immediately baptized

            Acts 18:8 ………Crispus, the synagogue ruler 

            Acts 19:3-5……..those that had not heard yet of Jesus are baptized

Acts 22:16……...Paul’s story revisited --his sins are washed away, calling on the name of the Lord in baptism.

sins

BAPTISM IS…

ANSWERS TO SOME COMMON ARGUMENTS AGAINST BAPTISM

            Thief on the cross

            Invite Jesus into your heart through prayer (Rev 3:20)

            But baptism is a “work” and we are not saved by works…we are saved by faith alone.

                        Aren’t we saved by Faith Alone?— asked and  answered in 1840

            But I was baptized as an infant…

                        We commit sin

                        Questions for those that still want to say babies are “born in sin” or actually commit sin….

            Sure, baptism is commanded, but it’s not essential…

                        McGarvey Commentary

                        “The Way of Salvation” Kenny Carl Moser  (1893-1976)

We are not saved when we are baptized in water; we are saved when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit.

            Christ’s prophecy

            Pentecost in Acts Chapter 2.

            Questions about 1Corinthians 12:13?

                        “Speaking in tongues” and “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” -A closer examination

            If baptism is so important, then why isn’t baptism mentioned in every single passage about conversion?

            We are not saved by baptism; we are saved by the blood of Christ…

            We are not saved by baptism, we are saved by grace…

            “What happens to a person if they die before they are baptized?”

“What about the Greek word “eis” in Acts 2:38?”

9 questions for those that still want to insist salvation occurs before baptism

J.W. McGarvey’s commentary

“But Paul said he was not sent to baptize…”

“But God has answered my prayers for a long time, so how could I not be saved?”

Baptism in the name of Jesus, or baptism in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?

 

what Jesus went through on the cross

Do not be like the foolish who, though they were at the very door, remained locked out.

painful, excruciating, humiliating death

words of Isaiah

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OTHER BAPTISM TIDBITS

            REPENTANCE AND BAPTISM

            FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND BAPTISM

            THE POWER OF DARKNESS, THE KINGDOM OF LIGHT, AND BAPTISM

            THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

            THE RESURRECTION AND BAPTISM

            THE GOSPEL, “SPEAKING THE WORD OF THE LORD”, “PREACHING JESUS”, AND BAPTISM

            A BIT OF BAPTISM ‘TRIVIA’

            JUSTIFICATION, RECONCILIATION, SANCTIFICATION, AND BAPTISM

            BORN OF “WATER AND SPIRIT”, SALVATION, AND BAPTISM

MARTIN LUTHER ON BAPTISM Although Martin Luther still had not shaken entirely the trappings of the false teachings of the Catholic Church, such as the false doctrines of  “original sin” (which leads to the non-Biblical practice of infant baptism), and sprinkling or pouring instead of immersion, he did nonetheless understand baptism with its meaning and purpose in great clarity.

            IN CONCLUSION

 

TRADITIONS OF MEN VS. THE WORD OF GOD

 

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