by Michael Gilbert
Baptism is an act of obedience toward God which stands between the sinner and salvation. It is preceded by belief (Jn. 8:24), repentance (Acts 17:30-31), and confession (Rom. 10:10).
It Is A Burial, In Which We Contact The Blood Of Christ
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4)
It Places A Penitent Sinner Into Christ
“For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Gal. 3:27).
It Provides Salvation Through Christ
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mk. 16:16)
It Places A Sinner Into The Body Of Christ
“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body…” (1 Cor. 12:13)
It Is A Plank In God’s “Platform Of Unity”
“…there is…one baptism…” (Eph. 4:5)
Baptism is an act of obedience, without which, a sinner cannot be saved.
Thanks be to God that we can obey the “good news” of salvation by being baptized (2 Thess. 1:7-8)!