Thursday, February 9, 2017


If your doctor tells you you will live if you have surgery, then obviously you will die if you do not have surgery. Who would deny that obvious truth?

Acts 8:34-38 ....36 As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?" 37 [And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."].......(NASB)

The qualification for being baptized is to confess Jesus as the Christ, and the Son of God. Infants and dead people are not qualified for water baptism, because they can neither believe nor confess Jesus as the Christ and as the Son of God. (The opposite of a positive is always a negative)

1 Peter 3:20-21 .....eight persons, were brought safely through the water. 21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you......(NASB)

If water baptism now saves you, then rejecting water baptism obviously leaves you in a lost condition. Yes, immersion in water is essential for salvation.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved....(NASB)

If believing and being baptism saves, then, conversely, not believing or not being baptized leaves a person in a lost state.

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.(NASB)

If your sins are forgiven and you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit following repentance and water baptism, then logic dictates, that before  repentance and immersion in water you are without forgiveness and do not have the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit.[NOTE: Repentance is to turn from sin and to turn toward God, in other words make the commitment to change. Repent of your unbelief.]

Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;10........(NASB)

Contrarily if you refuse to confess Jesus before men and do not believe that God raised Him from the dead, then you will not be saved.

An absence of a positive always results in a negative outcome.

It does not matter how many church statements of faith, creed books, Bible commentaries, denominational  catechisms, books written by popular preachers nor personal opinions contradict the terms for pardon found in the Bible, the Bible is always correct.  



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