Baptism and Forgiveness of Sins

Do you want your sins forgiven by God?  If so, then God’s promise and command through Peter to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins applies to you just as it did to Peter’s hearers on Pentecost.  We know this because Peter then said, “For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself” (Acts 2:39; cf. 2 Thessalonians 2:14; Romans 1:16; Mark 16:15-16).… Read More Baptism and Forgiveness of Sins

“What Shall We Do?”

When the very first converts to Christianity asked the apostle Peter, “Brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37) upon hearing of their impending condemnation for their sins, Peter did not say, “Ask Jesus into your heart for the forgiveness of your sins.”  He said, “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” (Acts 2:38).… Read More “What Shall We Do?”