SAVED WITHOUT WATER BAPTISM?? by steve finnell
Opinion Of: Irenaeus 120-205 "This class of men have been instigated by Satan to a denial of that baptism which is regeneration to God, and thus to a renunciation of the whole faith." (Against Heresies, bk. 1, chap. 21, sec. 1, Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1, pg. 345.)
Denying the role of immersion in water for salvation is nothing new.
Facts of Scripture: Titus 3:4-5 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but through mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)
Did Satan instigate the view that the washing of regeneration was not immersion in water?
Facts of Scripture: Ephesians 5:25-27 ....Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.....
Did Satan instigate men to claim that Jesus did not sanctify and cleanse the church with water?
Opinion Of: Tertullian 140-230 AD "Happy is our sacrament of water, in that, by washing away the sins of our early blindness, we are set free and admitted into eternal life!...........
......The consequence is, that a viper of the Cainite heresy.....making it her first aim to destroy baptism.....(On Baptism, Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 3, pg.699.)
Are there contemporary Cainite teachings today? Are they trying to destroy the purpose of water baptism?
Fact of Scripture: John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.(NKJV)
Would it not be following the example of a viper Cainite to suggest that being born of water, was not water baptism? Being born of water and the Spirit is required.
Fact of Scripture: Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved....(NKJV)
Are the modern versions of the viper Cainite trying to destroy water baptism by denying that Jesus said "Is baptized will be saved"?
Fact of Scripture: Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)
The subtle way to destroy water baptism is to deny that it is essential for the forgiveness of sins. Contemporary viper Cainites at work.
Men were denying the Biblical purpose of immersion in water 1800 years ago. Nothing has changed.
The Biblical facts are indisputable. Immersion in water is essential for salvation and no amount of Cainite logic can alter that fact.