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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

IS THE ADMONITION ABOUT FALLING FROM GRACE A FALSE WARNING?


John Calvin said it was impossible to fall from grace. Why would God warn men of something that could not happen?

Hebrews 3:12 Take care, brethren, that there not be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart  that falls away from the living God.

Was God joking when He said men could fall away? When a road sign says, litterers will be fine $500 dollars, does that mean it is impossible to litter?

1 Corinthians 10:6-12 Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved.......

8. Nor let us act immorally , as some did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day. (Was that an example of once saved always saved?)

9. Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. (Was that an example of eternal security?)

10. Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer.....(Was that an example of perseverance of the saints?)

12. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.

Is God in the habit of issuing feckless, meaningless, erroneous, false, warnings?

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be temped beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

God provides men an escape from a sinful lifestyle. Men have a choice. Men have free-will. God does not prevent men from sinning. GOD DOES NOT GUARANTEE ONCE IN GRACE ALWAYS IN GRACE!




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

THE FALSE BRETHREN CLUB


Who were the false brethren? They were those Judiazers who infiltrated the churches of Christ in Galatia. The Judiazers were Jewish Christians who were advocating keeping the Law of Moses in order to be saved.(Galatians)

Galatians 2:4 But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.

These Jewish Christians where adding to the gospel.

HOW TO QUALIFY TO A MEMBER OF THE FALSE BRETHREN CLUB?

Galatians 1:6-10 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting  Him who who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only these are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.......

All you have to do to gain membership in the "The False Brethren Club" is distort the gospel of Christ.

GRACE ALONE DOCTRINE

Can embracing the doctrine of salvation by "grace alone" grant you membership in the "False Brethren Club"?

The Calvinistic doctrine of salvation by grace alone is that God preselected  a few to be saved and chooses all others to be lost to an eternity in hell. The true Calvinist believes that man has no responsibility in their salvation. They believe that God imputes the selected few with faith so that they might believe and be saved. Calvinism teaches that man has no free-will to accept or reject the terms of pardon for salvation. The doctrine of salvation by grace alone states that man goes through life waiting for God to save him. In effect, if you are lost under the doctrine of grace alone, it is not your fault, it is because God chose not to save you.  

Calvinism rejects the Biblical account of the apostle Paul, Silas, and the jailer. (Acts 16:30-31 and after he brought them out he said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" 31 They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household".) Accord to the doctrine of, grace alone, the jailer could do nothing to be saved because it was God who forced him to believe.

Calvinism rejects the words of Jesus Christ who said (Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved....) Taking the doctrine of grace alone at face value, believing and being  baptized by your own free-will would be works apart from God's grace of forced salvation.

The doctrine of salvation by grace alone, is another gospel, it a distortion of the gospel preached by the apostles.

Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!


IN ORDER TO BECOME A MEMBER OF "THE FALSE BRETHREN CLUB" ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ADD TO OR TAKE AWAY FROM THE TERMS OF PARDON PREACHED BY THE APOSTLES.

(All Scripture from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


           
        

Monday, April 14, 2014

WORKS THAT SAVE AND WORKS THAT DON'T


THE WORK THAT SAVES

What work endures to eternal life.

John 6:27-29 Do not work for the food perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, for on Him the the Father, God has set His seal." 28 Therefore they said to Him, "What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?" 29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He as sent."

The work that men do to be saved is believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and their Lord and Savior and that God raised Him from the dead. Yes, there is a work that men do, that can save them. Believing is the work men that do that saves.

THERE IS A WORK THAT GOD DOES, THAT SAVES.

Colossians 2:12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in whichyou were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

God does the work in water baptism. Not men.
You cannot separate faith and water baptism.
Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved....

1 Peter 20-21 ...safely through the water. 21 Corresponding to thatbaptism now saves you ---not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience--- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

You cannot separate faith and water baptism. Man's work is to believe. God's work is to forgive men of their sins.

Colossians 2:12-13.......When you dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,

You cannot separate faith and water baptism.

WORKS THAT DO NOT SAVE.

Galatians 2:11-16....16 nevertheless know that a man is not justified by works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ Jesus and not by works of the Law; since by works of the Law no flesh will be justified.

The apostle Paul was not telling Cephas (Peter) and Barnabas,
that believing in Jesus was a work of the Law Moses,
that being baptized in water for the forgiveness of sins was a work of the Law of Moses,
that  repenting (turning from unbelief and making a commitment to turn from from a sinful lifestyle and turning toward God) was a work of the Law of Moses,
that confessing that Jesus was the Son of God, their Lord and Savior and believing that God raised Jesus from the dead, was a work of the Law of Moses.

FAITH-REPENTANCE-CONFESSION and WATER BAPTISM are not works of the Law of Moses.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace  you have been savedthrough faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Colossians 2:12 ....baptism...through faith in the working of God...
Ephesians 2:9-10 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in the.

Believing in Jesus is not a good work.
Repenting is not a good work.
Confessing is not a good work.
Being baptized in water is not a good work.

Believing (John 3:16) Repenting (Acts 2:38) Confessing (Romans 10:9-10) and Water Baptism (Mark 16:16) are all essential for salvation, however NONE of them are Laws of Moses nor are they good works.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

WHO REJECTS THE TRUTH?

WHO FIRST REJECTED THE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS AND THE DOCTRINES OF GOD? THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS WERE AT THE FOREFRONT WHEN IT CAME TO REJECTING JESUS. IS IT NOT THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF TODAY WHO PROMOTE REJECTING THE DOCTRINES OF GOD?


JOHN 7:40-48 SOME OF THE PEOPLE THEREFORE, WHEN THEY HEARD THESE WORDS, WERE SAYING, "THIS CERTAINLY IS THE PROPHET." 41 OTHERS WERE SAYING , "THIS IS THE CHRIST." STILL OTHERS WERE SAYING, "SURELY THE CHRIST IS NOT GOING TO COME FROM GALILEE, IS HE?......47 THE PHARISEES THEN ANSWERED THEM, "YOU HAVE NOT ALSO BEEN LED ASTRAY, HAVE YOU? 48 NO ONE OF THE RULERS OR PHARISEES HAS BELIEVED IN HIM, HAS HE?


The religious leaders were remaining steadfast in rejecting the truth about Jesus.

John 12:42- Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

Are there not many religious leaders, today, who refuse to preach the truth concerning the doctrines of God for fear of losing there position in the church? Do some contemporary church leaders covet the praises men more than approval of God?

John 9:13-22....22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.

Men were intimated by the Jewish rulers. There are many in the church today who will not speak the truth because they fear the church leaders. Men do not want to be ostracized or be forced to leave their life long denominational church.

REJECTING THE TRUTH!

Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, "Go Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord God, and serve Him only!"

To pray to someone, is worship, however, church leaders tell men to pray to the Virgin Mary and to other dead saints. Leaders rejecting the truth.

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Some preachers today say that water baptism is not essential to have sins forgiven. Leaders rejecting the truth.

Luke 8:13 Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.

Some leaders assert that once you are a believer, you are always saved. Leaders rejecting the truth.

Acts 4:10-12...by the name of Jesus Christ...12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

Religious leaders proclaim there are many and various ways, besides Jesus as Savior, that men may be saved. Leaders rejecting the truth.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarned you, just as I forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Church leaders teach that repentance is not necessary. They say practicing a sinful lifestyle will not keep you from entering the kingdom of God. Why? Because they say we are saved by grace alone, because we are saved by faith only, and because all Christians sin. Leaders rejecting the truth. ( There is a difference between becoming saved and remaining faithful. Repentance does not stop the minute you are baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.)

Mark 1:1-9........9 He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your traditions.

Religious leaders, today, are rejecting the truth in order to keep their traditions.

(All Scripture from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)   

  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE APOSTLE PAUL, THE SIN EXCUSE?


Christians who are opposed to practicing repentance need a proof-text to support their sinful lifestyle. They open the book of Romans, skip a few chapters until they supposedly find the reason they are still practicing the same sins they were before they became a believer in Jesus the Christ.

THE PROF-TEXT OF UNREPENTANT CHRISTIANS 

Romans 7:14-17 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am  of flesh, sold into sin. 15 For what I am doing , I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but  I am doing the very thing I hate. 17 So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin dwells in me.

The apostle Paul was sold to sin when he was trying to keep the Laws  of Moses not when he was living under the grace of God.

As a Christian, Paul was not sold into sin. As a Christian, Paul could resist sinning. As a Christian, Paul was not living a sinful lifestyle and then proclaiming the devil made him do it.
Paul was not continually fornicating, stealing, practicing idolatry, engaging in homosexual activity, getting drunk, swindling others, murdering on a regular basis, he was not a member of a non-Christian cult like the Masonic Lodge? He was not living a unrepentant sinful lifestyle? 

WHAT DID PAUL SAY ABOUT CHRISTIANS AND SIN?

Romans 7:5-6 For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. 6 But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.   

Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin live in it?

The apostle Paul did not live a sinful lifestyle.

Romans 6:3-7...baptized into Christ Jesus...6 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him in order that our body of sin  might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7 for he who has died is freed from sin.

The apostle Paul was freed from sin when he was baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of his sins. (Act 22:16 Now why do you delay?Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.)

Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be master over you,for you are not under law but under grace.

The apostle Paul could not resist sin while he was under the Law of Moses. That was what he was talking about in (Romans 7:14-17).

Romans 6:15-16 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? May it never be! 16 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?

The apostle Paul could resist sin. The man named Saul had a sin problem; because he was living under the Law of Moses.


Christians sin by choice, not because the devil made them do it. Is there a way out? Yes! (1 John 8-9 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.)

THE QUESTION REMAINS; WHERE WILL THE UNREPENTANT CHRISTIANS SPEND ETERNITY?

   

Friday, April 11, 2014

DEVOTED TO THE TEACHING OF WHOM?


The three thousand who were added to the church of Christ on the Day of Pentecost continued in devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching.

Acts 2:41-42 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

These Christians devoted themselves to the apostles' doctrine.
They did not devote themselves to the teaching of Moses.
They did not devote themselves to the teaching of Abraham, Job, Noah, John The Baptist, the Roman Catholic Church, the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church, the Mormon Church, creed books, statements of faith, the Judaizers, the Watch Tower, the Pentecostal Church, the Pharisees, the traditions of men, etc.

THE TEACHING OF WHOM?

(Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE) 

MISSING SCRIPTURES


I need help finding the missing Scriptures in my Bible. If anyone can find them I would appreciate the book, chapter, and verse. The following are a few verses I cannot find.

1. Only clergy are sanctioned, by God, to perform baptisms.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

2. Jesus is one of many ways to the Father. There are many names given  to men by which men may be saved.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

3. The only thing you have to do to be saved is believe in Jesus.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

4. Repentance is not a requirement to have your sins forgiven.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

5. Immersion in water (baptism) is nothing but a work and is unnecessary in order to be saved.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

6. All men are saved by grace alone. Salvation is the work of God. Man has no responsibility in his own salvation. If you are saved, it is because of God. If you are lost, God chose not to save you.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

7. In order to be saved you have to pray at a mourner's bench.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

8. Men are saved by faith only.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

9. You are saved b water baptism alone.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

10. You are saved by repentance alone.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

11. You are saved by confessing Jesus as the Son of God. Nothing else is required.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

12. You are saved by saying the sinner's prayer. All of the apostles, and the 1st century Christians were saved by saying the sinner's prayer. Starting on the Day of Pentecost.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

13. Your sins are forgiven before you are baptized in water.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

14. If you die before you have a chance to believe you will be saved anyway, provided you had intentions to believe, but died before you had time.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!

15. If you believed in Jesus but died before you confessed Him as Lord, or was baptized in water, you will still be saved; because God knows what was in your heart.

A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


16. You know you are saved if you speak in tongues.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


17. Even if you live a life of unrepentant sin you can never be lost. Once you saved you are always saved; because God preselected you for salvation.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


18. The rules for faith and practice for Christians are to be written, by men, in creed books and catechisms; because we cannot trust or understand the Bible.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


19.  Christians cannot understand the Bible, even with the help of the Holy Spirit. Christians must use commentaries written by men to understand God's word.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


20. If you do enough good works you will have your sins forgiven and you will inherit the kingdom of God.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


21. The purpose of water baptism is to demonstrate to the community, the faith you have in Jesus.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


22. Water baptism has nothing to do with forgiveness of sins; it is simply an act of obedience.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


23. God said baptism has three modes 1. immersion. 2. pouring. 3. sprinkling.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


24. The apostle Peter had the keys to the kingdom of heaven and the keys were that you say the "sinner's prayer."


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


25. You do not have to be baptized to get into heaven, however, you have to be baptized to become a member of the local church.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


26. Infants need to be baptized so their original sin can be forgiven.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


27. All men need to be forgiven of the sin that Adam and Eve committed; because all men inherited their sin.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


28. God predestined most people to burn in hell and there is no escape.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


29. Those living under the New Covenant can be saved just like the thief on the cross. They do not have to be baptized. They do not have to believe that God raised Jesus from the dead.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


30. God took billions of years to create the heavens and the earth. God did not create all things in six 24 hr days.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


31. The King James Bible is the only accurate translation of the Bible. No other translation has the true message from God to men.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


32. Under the New  Covenant we have a new sanctuary that we meet in to worship.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE!


33. The Virgin Mary is a mediator standing between men and Jesus. Men have to go through the Virgin Mary to petition God.


A MISSING SCRIPTURE! 


SCRIPTURES THAT ARE NOT MISSING FROM THE BIBLE!


Acts 20:29-30 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.


There are still savage wolves who come into the church and  distort the truth.


Mark 7:7-9 'But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.' 8 Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men." 9. He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to to keep your tradition.


THE PRECEPTS OF OF MEN, THAT MEN TEACH TODAY ARE "THE MISSING SCRIPTURES."


(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


  


      

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SALVATION LOST? YES!


Can a Christian ever lose their salvation? The position of those who believe in the doctrine of Eternal Security; is that the conduct of a Christian cannot cause them to be lost. They believe the mere fact they were once saved guarantees them eternity in heaven.

THE CONDUCT OF CHRISTIANS CAN CAUSE THEM TO BE LOST.

Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS."

The first line of defense for the Calvinist is to say they were not saved to begin with; because Jesus said "I never knew you." The problem with that position is they were casting out demons. Jesus made it quite clear that Satan does not cast out demons (Mark 3:22-27....23?...."How can Satan cast out Satan?.......). If they were not casting out demons through the power of the Holy Spirit, then how were they casting them out. They were in fact Christians and they were lost.

Jesus was not saying they were never saved to begin with. These Christians had a personal conduct problem. They were practicing lawlessness. Their lifestyle was sinful. Conduct does matter.

1 John 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

CONDUCT DOES MATTER!

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, out bursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.(Also see: Ephesians 5:3-5 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

The apostle Paul was warning Christians that if their lifestyle was a practice of lawlessness [sin] they would not inherit the kingdom of God. In Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:3-5, and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Paul was talking to Christians.

CONDUCT OF CHRISTIANS DOES MATTER!

John 15:6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

Was Jesus giving an example of eternal security? No. CONDUCT DOES MATTER.

Galatians 5:4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Paul was taking to Jewish Christians. He makes it clear that if they were seeking justification through law keeping that they had fallen from grace. You cannot fall from grace if you were never under grace. They were not once saved always saved.

 CONDUCT DOES MATTER.

SALVATION CAN BE LOST!

      

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SHOULD M.M.V. BE YOUR GUIDE FOR FAITH AND PRACTICE?


M.M.V.>>>>>MAN MADE VERSES

The question is "should M.M.V. be your guide for faith and practice?" Most would answer, no. 

M.M.V.----Water baptism is just a testimony of faith. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V. ----Men are baptized in water because their sins have already been forgiven. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----Water baptism is only essential so you can be added to the local church congregation. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----Immersion in water has nothing to do with being saved. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----Water baptism is not connected to sanctifying the church and has no part in rendering the church holy and blameless. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----Men should be baptized in water because Jesus commanded it, however, it has no relevancy to the salvation of men. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----Water baptism has nothing to do was forgiveness of sins. Men are saved the very minute they believe. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----We are raised to walk in a new life, in Christ, before water baptism. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----All believers in Christ have their transgressions forgiven before being baptized in water.(Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----Men do not have to be born of water baptism in order to enter the kingdom of God. Men only have to be born of the Spirit. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.---Ananias told Saul to get up and be spiritually baptized and call on the name of the Lord in order to wash away his sins. Ananias said water baptism is not essential to have sins washed away. (Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----The Lord adds men to His church before they are baptized in water; because they are saved by "faith only."(Not found in Scripture)

M.M.V.----Water baptism has nothing to do with being clothed in Christ. (Not found in Scripture)


M.M.V.---Water baptism is simply an act of obedience. It has nothing to do with becoming a Christian. Men are not baptized into Christ.(Not found in Scripture)


M.M.V.----Men need to be baptized in water in order to become  a member of a denomination. Men do not have to be baptized in water to become part of the body of Christ. (Not found in Scripture)

G.M.V.>>>>>GOD MADE VERSES

G.M.V----Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

G.M.V.----John 3:5 Jesus answered and said to him,"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

G.M.V.----Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptizedshall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

G.M.V.----Romans 6:4 Therefore we have been buried with Him  through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

G.M.V.----Colossians 2:12-13 having been buried with Him in baptism ........13....having forgiven us all our transgressions,

G.M.V.----Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

G.M.V.----Ephesians 5:25-27...just as Christ loved the church....26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself  the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

G.M.V.----Acts 22:16 Now why do you delay? Get up be baptized,and wash away your sins, calling on His name.

G.M.V.----Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of yoube baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

G.M.V.----1 Peter 3:20-21........through water....21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you ......

G.M.V. Acts 2:40-41,47........"Be saved from this perverse generation!" 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 47 .....And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

The Lord did not add anyone to His church until they were baptized in water.

WHAT SHOULD BE YOUR GUIDE FOR FAITH AND PRACTICE? SHOULD IT BE, MAN MADE VERSES OR GOD MADE VERSES?


(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)