Setting the proper example has been at the forefront of my mind since 1998, the year when I was elected to be my Christian college fraternity’s “preacher,” and realized soon afterwards that I would have to start “practicing what I preach” if I was to be taken seriously. As a minister, being a good example… Read More Whose Example Do You Follow?
This series of articles which studies what the Bible says about baptism has shown how the Scriptures teach that baptism is something one must do in order to be saved and have sins forgiven (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Pet. 3:21). Many disagree with this for several reasons. One such objection stems from a… Read More Baptism: Are We Saved By Works?
In continuing this series of articles on baptism and what God’s Word says about it, we’ve seen that baptism is necessary for sins to be forgiven and thus necessary for salvation (Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Pet. 3:21; Mark 16:16). However, many questions still arise about whether baptism is a scriptural necessity for salvation. Despite all… Read More Baptism: What About The Thief On The Cross?
The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is essential to salvation and forgiveness of sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Pet. 3:21) and is needed in order to become a disciple of Christ (Matt. 28:19-20; Gal. 3:26-27). Concerning this act, a question many have is whether infants should be baptized. This question is relevant especially… Read More Baptism: Should Babies Be Baptized?
The Bible makes it very clear that baptism is essential to obtain salvation and become a disciple of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Matt. 28:19-20; Gal. 3:26-27; 1 Pet. 3:21). Therefore, it is necessary for us to determine the proper mode of baptism, especially since various religious bodies in Christendom define baptism in… Read More Baptism: Sprinkling Or Dunking?
Many in Christendom believe that baptism is not something one is required to do in order to be saved, even though both Jesus and Peter said differently (Mark 16:16; 1 Pet. 3:21). One of the reasons many sincerely believe this is due to what Paul said to the Corinthians in 1 Cor. 1:14-17, specifically his… Read More Baptism: Was Paul Against It?
There is much confusion and division in Christendom about the subject of baptism. Professed followers of Christ disagree over its definition. (Is it pouring, sprinkling, or immersion? Is one baptized in water, or in the Holy Spirit?) They disagree over its purpose. (Must it happen in order to have sins forgiven, or because sins have… Read More Baptism: Necessary For Forgiveness Of Sins, Or Because Sins Have Already Been Forgiven?
I read once that the creator of the classic Peanuts cartoons, Charles Shultz, once painted a little picture of Lucy and Linus in their home looking out a window at a thunderstorm. Lucy is worried that all this rain would flood the whole world. Linus responded by referring to Genesis 9:13-14 and God’s promise to… Read More Make Sure of Sound Doctrine