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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MULTIPLE CHOICE?   BY STEVE FINNELL

The following are multiple choice interpretations of Scripture.

Matthew 3:16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water;  and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,

Choices:
1. After being immersed, Jesus came up immediately from the water...
2. After being sprinkled, Jesus came up immediately from the water...
3. After having water poured on Him, Jesus came up immediately from the water....

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.

Choices of Interpretations:
1. Peter said to them, "Repent for the forgiveness of sins and be baptized as a testimony of your faith to the community; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
2. Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ because your sins have already been forgiven; and you have already received the gift of the Holy Spirit, the minute you believed."
3. Peter said said to them, "You were saved the minute you believed, now be baptized so you can join the denomination of your choice"
4. Peter said to them, "Your sins were forgiven the minute you believed; now be baptized as an act of obedience.
5. Peter said to them, "You have had your sins forgiven by faith only, water baptism is nothing but works that you have to do in order to become a member of the Baptist church."
6. Peter said to them, "Do be concerned about repentance and water baptism for the forgiveness of sins; because in the original Greek, for means, because of, and remember God is not smart enough to give mankind a trustworthy translation of His word.

Romans 6:4-6 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 that we too might walk in newness of life.

Choices of Interpretations.
1.Therefore we have been buried with Him through sprinkling...
2. Therefore we have been buried with Him through pouring...
3. Therefore we have been walking in newness of life before we were buried in baptism, because we were saved the minute we believed.
 4. Therefore we have not 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. We had faith only and walked in the newness of life. Baptism had nothing to do with our walk. Water baptism is nothing but a work of the Law of Moses or perhaps just a good deed.


Men have a choice, they can believe the Scriptures, as written or pick an interpretation invented by denominational church leaders. WE ALL HAVE A CHOICE!

(All Scripture from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)      

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