"Faith only" believers do not agree that purpose of water baptism is 1. For the forgiveness of sins. 2. So that men can be saved. 3. That it is a baptism into Christ.
The purpose of water baptism according to "faith only' believers.
1. Baptism is a testimony of your faith.
2. Baptism is in order to become a member of a denomination.
3. Baptism is an outward sign of an inward grace that took place the minute you believe. It could have been that you were saved 2 days ago, 2 months ago or 2 years ago.
4. Baptism is just an act of obedience and has nothing to do with forgiveness of sins.
Here is a list of Scriptures that "faith only" believers use to support their doctrines for the purpose of water baptism
THAT IS CORRECT "FAITH ONLY " BELIEVERS USE NONEXISTENT SCRIPTURES TO SUPPORT THEIR DOCTRINES ON WATER BAPTISM.
SCRIPTURES THAT DO EXIST ARE AS FOLLOWS.
Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Ephesians 5:25-28... as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or any wrinkle; but that she would be holy and blameless.
Acts 22:16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.
Colossians 2:12-13 having been buried with Him in baptism, .........13.....He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,
1 Peter 3:20-21...through water. 21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you---
Romans 6:3-4 Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism int death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
Before being baptized in water you were not walking in newness of life.
Before being baptized in water you were not saved.
Before being baptized in water your sins were not forgiven.
Before being baptized in water your sins were not washed away.
Before being baptized in water you transgression were not forgiven.
Before being baptized in water you were not in Christ.
Before being baptized in water you were not clothed with Christ.
Before being baptized in water you were not sanctified, you were not cleansed,
and you were not holy and blameless.
THE DOCTRINES THAT SUPPORT WATER BAPTISM AS BEING ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION ARE ALL SUPPORTED BY SCRIPTURE!
THE SCRIPTURES THAT SUPPORT THE "FAITH ONLY" POSITIONS ON THE PURPOSE OF WATER BAPTISM ARE IMAGINARY, MAKE-BELIEVE, THE DOCTRINES OF MEN, THEY ARE NONEXISTENT SCRIPTURES!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I've learned that there are very few things in life that really matter - but those few things matter intensely...Those important to God, like His Son, His Word, His will, His worship, His call, His grace, His family and His love.
I've learned I can make many things "seem" to matter, but those things are here today and gone tomorrow...they rob us of those things that are important to God.
Between me and God...Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor. 13:13
One day we will all have to face Jesus and He will ask "How did you Love?"
God is Love. 1 John 4:8
borrowed from Joe Hill II's Facebook page