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Born of Water and Spirit David Ray Fanning I www.thegospelofchrist.com
What Does the Lord Do to Save? SALVATION Colossians 1:13-14 “ He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom [Christ] we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. ” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION Explaining Col. 1:13-14 SIN - Enslaves all accountable persons in a state of darkness (Romans 3:23; 6:23) JESUS’ BLOOD - Frees persons from the bondage of sin (Revelation 1:5) JESUS’ KINGDOM - Persons whose sins are cleansed by Jesus’ blood are transferred by God into Jesus’ kingdom (called “church” in Acts 2:37-47) BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION Obtaining REDEMPTION Hebrews 9:12, “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood [Jesus] entered the Most Holy Place [Heaven] once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” 1 Thessalonians 5:9, “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Timothy 2:3-4, God “desires all men to be saved…” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14, “…to which [salvation God] called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION Acts 16:30 “What must I do to be saved?” (The works of God, John 6:28-29)
SALVATION You Must HEAR the Gospel Ephesians 1:13 “In [Christ] you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation...” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION You Must HEAR the Gospel 2 Timothy 3:15, “and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which able to make you wise for salvation...” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14, “to which [salvation God] called you by our gospel.” Romans 10:17, “faith comes by hearing…the word of God.” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION You must BELIEVE in the gospel/Jesus Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved...” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION… Is NOT by BELIEF ONLY! Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” (James 2:19) BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION… Is NOT by BELIEF ONLY! James 2:24 “You see then that a man is justified by works, and NOT BY FAITH ONLY” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION Your faith must be… An Obedient Faith Hebrew 5:8-9 Jesus “...became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION You Must REPENT of Your Sins Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION You Must CONFESS Jesus Romans 10:9-10 (Acts 8:37) “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus…with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION You must BE IMMERSED BE BAPTIZED to be SAVED Acts 22:16 “…Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” 1 Peter 3:21 “There is also an antitype which now saves us – baptism…” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION You must BE BAPTIZED John 3:3, 5 “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he CANNOT see the kingdom of God….unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he CANNOT enter the kingdom of God.” BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
SALVATION Explaining JOHN 3:3, 5 ONE - Any accountable person who has sinned BORN AGAIN - One spiritual birth involving 2 elements: water and Spirit; baptism (Titus 3:5) CANNOT - No other possible way ENTER - Go into/get into THE KINGDOM OF GOD - King Jesus’ dominion; His church (Colossians 1:13; Matthew 16:18-19) BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
Salvation What Is the Kingdom of God’s dear Son? The kingdom of God = the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:23-24) The kingdom of heaven = the church (Matthew 16:18-19) Therefore, THE KINGDOM OF GOD = THE CHURCH BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
FAITH ONLY James 2:24 The Church
BAPTISM (Water & Spirit) The Church
Salvation How do we enter into the kingdom of God’s dear Son? 1.To be born again (of water and Spirit) is to enter the kingdom of God, John 3:3, 5 2.To gladly receive God’s word, repent and be baptized, is to be added by the Lord to the church, Acts 2:38, 41, 47 (which is the kingdom, Matt. 16:18-19) 3.To be baptized scripturally, is to be baptized into the body of Christ, the church, 1 Cor. 12:13 (Eph. 1:22-23) 4.To be redeemed by Jesus’ blood is to be translated by God into Jesus’ kingdom, Col. 1:13 BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT
Baptism Into 1)Remission of sins (Acts 2:38) 2)Christ (Acts 19:5; Rom. 6:3; Gal. 3:27) 3)One body, the kingdom of God, the church of Christ (John 3:5; 1 Cor. 12:13) Baptism Gets Us into…
Were you baptized… 1.Because your sins were already remitted through Jesus’ blood? 2.Or - in order to have your sins remitted through Jesus’ blood? Acts 2:38 “Repent…and be baptized…for the remission of sins” (Matt. 26:28) If you were baptized, were you BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT?
Were you baptized… 1.Because you believe you were already in Christ? 2.Or - in order to get into Christ? Romans 6:3-4 “baptized INTO Christ…buried with Him through baptism…”
Were you baptized… 1. As a Christian to show you were saved? 2. Or - as a non Christian in order to do away with the old man of sin and rise out of the water a new Christian? Romans 6:4, 6 “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism…that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away.” If you were baptized, were you BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT?
Romans 6 and Baptism Christ’s Death, Burial, Resurrection Mankind’s Sins Alien Sinner’s Death, Burial, Resurrection NEW MAN Old Man of Sin Christ’s Blood
Right ActionWrong PurposeRight Purpose LORD’S SUPPER (1 Cor. 11:17-34) TO EAT IT LIKE A MEALTO DISCERN THE LORD’S BODY BAPTISM (Acts 2:38; 22:16) TO FOLLOW THE CROWD TO MERELY “OBEY” GOD BECAUSE JESUS DID BECAUSE YOU WERE SAVED TO WASH AWAY YOUR SINS (Faith in God’s working, Col. 2:11-12) DID YOU OBEY FROM THE HEART (Rom. 6:17)?
Cleansing of Leprosy 2 Kings 5:1-14 Cleansing of Sin Acts 22:16 1)Go & Wash 2)In the Jordan River 3)7 Times 4)Purpose: In order for leprosy to be cleansed 5)Naaman dipped 1)Arise & be Baptized 2)In water (1 Pet. 3:20-21) 3) Once (the correct way/purpose) 4) Purpose: In order for sins to be forgiven (Acts 2:38; cp. Matt. 26:28) 5) We must be buried (Rom. 6:1-6) THE POWER OF OBEDIENCE AND GOD’S GRACE (Heb. 5:8-9; Eph. 2:4-10; Col. 2:11-13)
Were you baptized… 1. After you waited a few weeks when you could be baptized with some other Christians? 2. Or IMMEDIATELY! As soon as you realized you were a lost non-Christian Acts 16:33 “And immediately he and all his family were baptized.” If you were baptized, were you BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT?
Acts 19:1-5 After John’s disciples heard from Paul that they were not baptized with the right baptism… “…they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” If you were baptized with the wrong baptism… then be baptized right NOW!
If you have NOT been baptized or baptized correctly, then… “…why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” - Acts 22:16 BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT