Presentation on theme: "Are we saved by faith, or grace, or works, or blood, or baptism?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Are we saved by faith, or grace, or works, or blood, or baptism? What About Baptism?Are we saved by faith, or grace, or works, or blood, or baptism?Or by all the above?
2 Baptism and Faith We are saved by faith, Jn. 3:16; Heb. 11:6 When does faith save? Jn. 3:36 (NASV – “who does not obey”); Heb. 11:7,30Baptism is an act of faith, Acts 2:37,38Mk. 16:16: two conditions for salvation; one for condemnation
3 Baptism and Grace Eph. 2:8,9 – salvation is by grace Eph. 5:25,26 – by washing of water by the wordGrace (17 times in Romans) – also teaches baptism (6:3,4; Gal. 3:26,27)
4 2 Kgs. 5:13,14 - right person, action, place The Word of Grace“By the word” (Eph. 5:26) must be the right subject, action, and purpose.2 Kgs. 5:13,14 - right person, action, placeWhen he submitted to God’s word – he was cleansed. We must submit to “the word of His grace” (Acts 20:32).
5 Baptism & WorksEph. 2:8,9 – excludes “works” therefore baptism is not necessary.”Gal. 5:19-21 – baptism is a “work” – all who are baptized will not be saved!Jn. 6:29 – Faith is “the work of God” – therefore it is not necessary!Neither faith, nor baptism is the kind of work in Eph. 2:8,9 (Jas. 2:20,26)
6 Not Works but Washing Titus 3:5 God: Not by works of But by washing of righteousness regeneration Acts 22:16; Eph. 5:26Men: Not by works of Nor by washing of righteousness regeneration
7 The blood purges our conscience Baptism & BloodHeb. 9:13,14; 10:22 (Num. 19:1-5,9,13)The blood purges our conscienceRev. 1:5 – “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.”Acts 22:16 – “Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”
8 Appeal for a Good Conscience 1 Pet. 3:20,21 – “…the answer of a good conscience” (KJV; NKJV).“1 Pet. 3:21, is not, as in the A.V., an ‘answer.’ It was used by the Greeks in a legal sense, as a demand or appeal” (Vine).“Interrogation” (ASV); “Appeal” (NASV, RSV, Living Bible, Williams, Beck).The good conscience follows obedience.
9 Conclusion “It makes no sense” (Heb. 11:30) The command tests faith – Do I believe what Christ said, because He said it?Archaeologist found baptismal font in form of a cross. He was puzzled!1 Cor. 1:10-13