Presentation on theme: "One Cannot be Taught Wrong and Baptized Right"— Presentation transcript:
1 One Cannot be Taught Wrong and Baptized Right Every baptism is not approved by Christ
2 Error does not Produce Truth Matthew 7:13-20 Wrong road does not lead to the right placeFalse prophets do not yield truth, 7:15-16Bad tree does not yield good fruit, 7:17-18Fresh water does not yield bitter (Jas. 3:11-12)“Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.”False doctrine does not produce gospel obedience
3 False Charge against churches of Christ “…they claim that if you’re not baptized by one of their ministers, that you’re doomed to hell, even if you’re a believer in Jesus Christ…”-Baptist Pastor Tom RukalaCNN, aired March 27, 2006
4 What we Advocate Baptism must be by the authority of Jesus Christ Authorized baptism will save the lostAuthorized baptism is approved by God and acceptable to God (Matt. 28:18-19)
5 Faith comes by hearing God’s word (Rom. 10:17) Only when we hear & believe the right word will we have true faith that leads to true obedience of Christ and salvation from our sins (Acts 4:12)
6 Different faiths cannot be from the same Lord or command same baptism Ephesians 4:5“…one Lord, one faith, one baptism…”gavecommandsDifferent faiths cannot be from the same Lord or command same baptism
7 False Doctrine Does Not Produce True Obedience and Salvation Another FaithSalvation by “faith only”Not the “one baptism” of Ephesians 4:5Gal. 1:6-7
8 False Doctrine Does Not Produce True Obedience and Salvation Another Jesus“Spirit-child in pre-mortal existence”2 Cor. 11:42 Jno. 7, 9-11Does not “put on Christ” Gal. 3:27
9 False Doctrine Does Not Produce True Obedience and Salvation Another Faith about Sin“Original, inherited sin”Rom. 5:12Acts 2:36-38Does not “wash away sins” Rom. 6:1-4; Acts 22:16
10 False Doctrine Does Not Produce True Obedience and Salvation Another Faith about Salvation“Exaltation in a celestial kingdom”Mk. 16:16Acts 16:30-34Does not save 1 Pet. 3:21
11 False Doctrine Does Not Produce True Obedience and Salvation Another Faith about Church“Join the church of your choice”Eph. 4:4Acts 8:12; 2:47Not into “one body” Cor. 12:13
12 “In the name of Jesus Christ” is by the authority of Christ Authority that Validates Baptism “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” (Matt. 21:23)Heaven or Men?JESUS CHRISTMatt. 28:18-20; Col. 3:17Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5; Cor. 1:13-16“In the name of Jesus Christ” is by the authority of Christ
13 Authority that Validates Baptism “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” (Matt. 21:23)John and JesusActs 19:1-5John’s “baptism of repentance for the remission of sins” no longer valid (Mk. 1:4)Those with invalid baptisms were then baptized “in the name of the Lord Jesus”
14 Authority that Validates Baptism “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” (Matt. 21:23)Misuse of authority invalidates action, Acts 19:11-17Paul had authority to work miracles, 19:11-12Those who had no authority, failed, 19:13-16Display of true authority caused “the name of the Lord Jesus” to be greatly honored, 19:17
15 BAPTISMIS NOT AUTHORIZED OR APPROVED BY…A denomination, because their existence is not authorized by Christ, Col. 3:17A council of men, because the council is not authorized by Christ, Col. 3:17A creed written by men, because the creed is not authorized by Christ, Col. 3:17
16 “Every plant which My heavenly BAPTISMIS NOT AUTHORIZED OR APPROVED BY…“Every plant which My heavenlyFather has not planted will be uprooted.Let them alone. They are blind leaders of theblind. And if the blind leads the blind,both will fall into the ditch.”-Matthew 15:13-14-
17 BAPTISMIS NOT AUTHORIZED OR APPROVED BY…The church of Christ!Christians merely preach the gospel that contains God’s authority (Matt. 28:18-20)The Lord adds the saved to His church when the gospel is obeyed (Acts 2:47)
18 Christ is Not Divided (1 Cor. 1:13) CHRIST’S AUTHORITY FOR BAPTISM Christ does not accept divided baptismsthat come from divided doctrines!
19 Christ Does Not Accept the Baptisms of Denominations 1 Cor. 1:12:“I was baptized in the ______ Church”Matt. 7:21-23: Jesus will say…“I never knew you…depart from Me…”
20 CHRIST’S AUTHORITY FOR BAPTISM GOSPEL OF CHRIST1 Cor. 1:13, 17 (Matt. 28:18-20)Correct authority must approve baptism for it to have Christ’s saving power
21 One Baptism, Eph. 4:5If you were not baptized by the authority of Jesus then you are not yet saved by JesusIf you were baptized after being taught false doctrine by a false church, then your baptism was not approved by ChristYou are still in your sinsYou need to be baptized in the name of Jesus (cf. Acts 18:8; 19:5)
22 1 Peter 3:21Water baptism in the name of Jesus (by His authority) to be saved from sins is the response of a good conscience that craves to be right with GodThere is one Lord who gave us one faith and commands one baptism (Eph. 4:5)Get right with God now!
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