Re: Is Baptism Important?
It’s not I that claims victory on the subject. I didn’t write the bible. Jesus’ apostles did, inspired by God.
I’m glad that you’re not God. Wow. Just wow.
And you’re absolutely right! The world would be introuble if I was. I can’t stress that enough!!!
But please understand, glm:
2 Tim 3:16
All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
I’m not the one making the conclution, God’s Word is.
2 Cor. 10:2-6
2 But I beseech [you], that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
If the bible says it, I’m going to believe it. If God’s Word says that my sins will be forgivin’ or washed away during my baptism, and that I’m not going to heaven until my sins are washed away, then I take it that baptism is part of salvation. If you don’t feel the same way, then that’s between you and God. I’m not going to lose sleep over your doubt.
Nonetheless, I agree with Graphite412 in the fact that we’re looping now. I pointed out what God’s Word says, and if you believe, then you do, if not, then so be it. I didn’t write the bible. I greatly appreciate the way you handle your situations on forums Graphite. I’m sorry I didn’t answer your questions in the way you were asking them. You have my email, and if you want me to answer them for you – in the way you would like – then I shall over personal email. I know your hungry for Gods Word. But it’s your choice to bring me those questions I didn’t answer.