Presentation on theme: "Importance of Water Ex.30:20, priest Lv.14:8, leper 2 Chr.4:6, ten lavers in temple Mt.3:11, John’s baptism Jn.3:5, water and new birth."— Presentation transcript:
Importance of Water Ex.30:20, priest Lv.14:8, leper 2 Chr.4:6, ten lavers in temple Mt.3:11, John’s baptism Jn.3:5, water and new birth
Ac.8:36-39, eunuch and water Ep.5:26, washing of water 1 Pt.3:20, saved through water 1 Jn.5:6, water and blood Rv.22:17, water of life
I Baptism, Sinner, Blessing BAPTISMBAPTISM SINNERSINNER Kingdom, Jn.3:5 Forgiveness, Ac.2:38 Washing, Ac.22:16 Calling, Ac.22:16 Death of Christ, Ro.6:3-4 Sonship, Ga.3:26-27 Putting on Christ, Ga.3:27 Sanctification, Ep.5:26 Putting away sins, Col.2:11 Salvation, 1 Pt.3:21
II Misunderstanding Hinders Salvation 1. “Baptism is water salvation” Naaman 2 Kings 5 1. Water cured him? 2. Healed w/o water? 3. When cured? 4. Who received credit?
Blind man John 9 1. Water cured him? 2. Cured w/o water? 3. When cured? 4. Who received credit?
Saul Acts 22:16 1. Water saved him? 2. Saved w/o water? 3. When saved? 4. Who received credit?
2. “We’re not saved by works” Naaman 2 Kings 5 Cured w/o obeying? Did obedience earn his cure?
Blind man John 9 Cured w/o obeying? Did obedience earn his cure?
Saul Acts 22:16 Saved w/o obeying? Did obedience earn his salvation?
What is faith? convictiontrust conjoined with obedience Believe: used especially of the faith by which a man embraces Jesus, i.e. a conviction, full of joyful trust, that Jesus is the Messiah — the divinely appointed author of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God – conjoined with obedience to Christ (Thayer, p. 511) 3. We are saved by faith”
Saved by faith Naaman Blind Man Saul Without faith, what would they have done?
III Test Case: Mark 16:15-16 He... will be saved Main sentence: He... will be saved If this were all, we might conclude all people unconditionally believesis baptized Are there conditions? Yes: “believes and is baptized”
Grammar “Both acts [belief and baptism, rd ] would precede the future act [will be saved], and the meaning would be that the moment one comes to faith and baptism salvation would be his” (R.C.H.Lenski, 766)
Gospel divides people into two classes Saved Belief, Baptism Hb.5:8-9 Lost Unbelievers Jn.3:18
“Refusal of faith necessarily excluded baptism, since such persons despised the salvation offered in the preaching of faith” (Meyer, 204) No faith w/o baptism can save He who fills out income tax forms and mails it will be refunded; he who does not fill it out will pay a fine No baptism w/o faith is valid How to be lost?