Mark 16:16 “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
John 3:5 “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.’”
Acts 2:38 “Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’”
Acts 22:16 “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.”
Romans 6:3-4 “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
Galatians 3:27 “for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”
Colossians 2:12 “having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him fro the dead.”
1 Peter 3:21 “and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
Now, I will talk about who must to be baptized and how to be baptized and what benefits are there after being baptized with these verses.
In the beginning of the 19th century, American Alexander Campbell announced a very large number of papers about baptism. Campbell used to say about method, target, purpose and blessing of baptism every time he referred about baptism. And I think this method is very beneficial and sensible.
First, it is the method of...
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...tion, rather than as an instant salvation. It is because as long as believers live, they need to constantly practice the meaning of baptism. They need to combine everything related to sin with the death of Christ, and constantly do something to combine with the resurrection of Christ for the promised kingdom of God.
The Bible clearly teaches us that we can receive salvation if we hear the Gospel, believe in Jesus, repent our sins, confess out faith, and get baptized. Hearing. Believing. Repenting. Confessing. Getting baptized. These five processes are connected as one. Everything should not be dropped out. Not even one. These five processes are the important parts that make the train move. The train cannot move if one of them is missing. Therefore, please receive forgiveness, receive the Holy Spirit as a gift, and receive baptism to enjoy the blessing of salvation.
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