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What Must I Do To Be Saved? - Baptism

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IV. Baptism as Revealed in the New Testament Contrasted with Man's Teaching

A. By The Authority Of Christ, Mark 16:15-16 (no passage teaches baptism is a church ordinance to be voted on by man.)

1. In the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Matt. 28:19-20

2. In obedience to the command, Acts 10:48

B. Results Of Baptism (Remissions of sins nowhere taught as preceding baptism.)

1. For the remission of sins, Acts 2:38

a. Parallel statement with Matt. 26:28

b. Sins are washed away, Acts 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21

2. Puts one into Christ, Galatians 3:27; Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13

3. It is the new birth, John 3:5; Romans 6:4

C. Things Which Must Precede (Join with) Baptism. (Infants can do none of these.)

1. Receiving the word, Rom. 10:17; 6:17-18; Acts 2:41

2. Believing Christ is the Son of God, Acts 8:12; Mark 16:16

3. Confession of this belief, Acts 8:35-38; Romans 10:10

4. Repentance, Acts 2:38; Luke 13:3.

D. Significance of Baptism (Sprinkling gives no likeness to death, burial, and resurrection in Christ.)

1. Puts us into death of Christ, hence into His blood, Rom. 6:3.

2. Buried with Christ, Rom. 6:4.

a. Signifies the mode as well as what is accomplished, Col. 2:12; Acts 8:35

b. Original word "baptidzo" means to "immerse, submerge." Sprinkling was not authorized until 1311 A.D. and then by the pope at Rome.

3. Raised together with Him, Col 2:12.

a. Salvation based on resurrection of Christ, 1 Pet. 3:21.

b. We also rise to walk in newness of life, Rom. 6:4-11.

E. Only "One Baptism" For Men Today, Eph. 4:5.

1. It does make a difference how we are baptized, Luke 6:46.

2. If we were not baptized in the manner by Christ, then we should be baptized again, Acts 19:1-7.




 

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

No question is more important than this. We make many important decisions in life regarding matters such as education, marriage, and occupation. But none is as transcending as that which affects our soul's eternity (Matt. 16:26).

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"Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?"

Luke 9:23-25