Friday, January 13, 2017

FAKE NEWS by steve finnell

Believing fake news can be a faith destroyer.

2 Timothy 2:15-18 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will be become more and more ungodly. 17. Their their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. (NIV 1973)

FAKE NEWS: Some have wandered from the truth by saying that water baptism is not essential in order to be saved, to have sins forgiven, to be added to the body of Christ, to have sins washed away, to become holy and blameless, nor to enter the kingdom of God.

THE WORD OF TRUTH: Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.(NIV 1973)

THE WORD OF TRUTH: Galatians 3:26,27 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were united with Christ in baptism have been clothed with Christ. NIV 1973)

THE WORD OF TRUTH: Ephesians 5:25-27... Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by washing with water and the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain  or wrinkle or any other blemish. but holy and blameless.(NIV 1973)

THE WORD OF TRUTH: John 3:5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (NIV 1973)

THE WORD OF TRUTH: Colossians Christ.12 In baptism you were buried with him and raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, (NIV 1073)

[NOTE: Baptism is a burial. You cannot be buried under a sprinkle nor by having water poured on you.]

THE WORD OF TRUTH: Acts 22:16  And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'(NIV 1973)

THE WORD OF TRUTH: 1 Peter 3:20-21....a few people, eight in all were saved ,through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also---not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. (NIV 1973)

THE WORD OF TRUTH: Acts 2:38 Peter replied : "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NIV 1973)

Does correctly handling the word of truth entail denying that faith and water baptism are essential in order to be saved.

To convince a person the faith and immersion in water are not essential for salvation, it takes a skilled fake news  professional and a willing student.

Fake news has destroyed the faith of some. 


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