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Baptism: What It Is and What It Is Not

 

Practice of Baptism - Mathew 28:19-20

Followed, but not viewed as commanded.

Baptism – what it cannot do?

  • Cannot change man's heart or faith

  • Was not designed to change a mans life that was what repentance does (Matthew 21:28-32, Acts 3:19)

  • Does not remove temptations (1 Corinthians 10:13, James 1:14)

  • Won't assure us eternal life

Baptism – what it is?

  • Bible tells us is an Act of coupled by faith and repentance is a change in ones status in relationship of God. (Romans 6:3-4, Revelation 2:10)

  • Walk in newness of life (1 Corinthians 9:27)

  • Confession of Christ (1 John 1:9)

  • Must keep working, faithful and obedience (Colossians 2:10)

Baptism – what it does?

  • Puts one into Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:27)

  • Puts us into the death of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-4)

  • Saves us from sin (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38)

  • Washes away our sin (Acts 22:16)

  • Cleansing act spiritually (Mathew 28:16-20, 1 Corinthians 1:3)

  • It puts us into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13)

  • Unites us in life in Christ (Romans 6:5, Romans 6:4-6,16)

  • Gives us a good conscious (1 Peter 3:21)

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