Baptism

9-16-07

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)!

 

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About dekalbcoc

Local preacher for the DeKalb Church of Christ
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