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Thursday, October 8, 2015

WHO BELIEVES WATER BAPTISM IS ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION?    BY STEVE FINNELL


THERE ARE MEN WHO BELIEVED OR BELIEVE THAT WATER BAPTISM IS ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION AND THERE ARE THOSE REJECT THAT REQUIREMENT.


THOSE WHO REJECT WATER BAPTISM AS A PREREQUISITE TO SALVATION.

Max Lucado
T.D. Jakes
John MacArthur
Charles Stanley
Billy Graham
Joel Osteen
Rick Warren
Jimmy Swaggart
Chuck Colson
Charles Swindoll
Jerry Falwell
Joyce Meyer
And all "Faith Only" preachers.

THOSE WHO BELIEVED WATER BAPTISM WAS AND IS ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION

The Apostle Peter
The Apostle Andrew
The Apostle James the son of Zebedee
The Apostle John
The Apostle Philip 
The Apostle Bartholomew
The Apostle Thomas
The Apostle Matthew
The Apostle James son of Alphaeus
The Apostle Simon the Zealot
The Apostle Thaddaeus
The Apostle Matthias
Jesus the Christ

Acts 2:37-38 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren,what shall we do?" 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.

All twelve apostles believed water baptism was essential to the forgiveness of sins.
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Ananias believed water baptism was essential to be saved.

Acts 22:1-16.....10 And I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me , 'Get up and go on to Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do'........12 "A certainAnanias .....16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized,and wash away your sins, calling on His name.

Ananias, a spokesman for Jesus, told Saul to be baptized to wash away his sins.
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The Apostle Paul believed water baptism was essential for the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 2:12-13 having been buried with Him in baptism, ......13 ....He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,

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Jesus, the Son of God, believes water baptism precedes salvation.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; ........

Shall be saved does not mean already has been saved.

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If you are looking for answers about faith and practice of Christianity under the New Covenant, should you look to Ananias, the apostles, and Jesus or should your spiritual guidance come from men who deny that water baptism is essential to forgiveness from sin? Do you really want to follow the teaching of men who say you can be saved before you are baptized in water? THERE ARE NO DRY-CLEANED CHRISTIANS! 

2 comments:

  1. When is a man born again (born of the Spirit)?

    a) When he hears the gospel and understands it in his heart (per God's drawing)
    b) When he believes in/on Christ, in his heart, for the gift of salvation (eternal life)
    c) When he confesses Jesus (Yeshua) as the Lord with his mouth from the heart
    d) When he is water baptized by a minister publicly before a church congregation

    If a man is not born again until water baptism, what was he before that when he believed on Christ for salvation?

    a) A believer who still needed to become justified and born again by water baptism
    b) A believer who was justified through faith, but not born again until water baptism
    c) A believer who was justified and born again when he believed, but could have lost his salvation, had he not been water baptized.
    d) A "no root" believer who didn't truly believe in his heart until he became water baptized, born again, and justified

    Can you tell me which of these categories you believe is true?

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    1. Greeting Sean Budde.
      If you are referring to John 3:3-5 or Acts 2:38 about getting the Holy Spirit, the answer is in the verses themselves and it is not one of your options. On your second question, the person who believes but is not baptized is like the blind man at the Pool of Siloam (John 9:1-7). Still blind until washed.

      Rather simple, isn't it?

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