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1 Baptism Now Saves Us 1 Peter 3:21

2 Much Misunderstanding Not necessary to be savedNot necessary to be saved Important, but not for salvationImportant, but not for salvation “Outward sign of an inward grace”“Outward sign of an inward grace” Removes inherited sinRemoves inherited sin ‘In the name of Jesus’ only‘In the name of Jesus’ only Who performs it is crucialWho performs it is crucial Sprinkling…Pouring…ImmersionSprinkling…Pouring…Immersion 2

3 Much Misunderstanding This confusion discourages and hinders many from God’s purpose for water baptismThis confusion discourages and hinders many from God’s purpose for water baptism God is not the author of confusion! 1 Corinthians 14:33God is not the author of confusion! 1 Corinthians 14:33 3

4 What do the Scriptures Say? Does not change the heart, Acts 2:38Does not change the heart, Acts 2:38 Repentance, Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9Repentance, Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 Ex. John’s message of repentance, Matt. 3:2, 6-8Ex. John’s message of repentance, Matt. 3:2, 6-8 Godly sorrow …. Repent, 2 Corinthians 7:10Godly sorrow …. Repent, 2 Corinthians 7:10 Then, a change in life, Romans 6:4; Rev. 9:20-21Then, a change in life, Romans 6:4; Rev. 9:20-21 What Baptism Does Not Do 4

5 What do the Scriptures Say? Does not remove temptationDoes not remove temptation Jesus, Luke 3:21 – 4:13; 22:28Jesus, Luke 3:21 – 4:13; 22:28 Corinthians, Acts 18:8; Yet…1 Cor. 10:13Corinthians, Acts 18:8; Yet…1 Cor. 10:13 Unrealistic to think we will not be tempted after baptism, James 1:12Unrealistic to think we will not be tempted after baptism, James 1:12 What Baptism Does Not Do 5

6 What do the Scriptures Say? Does not remove sins committed after baptismDoes not remove sins committed after baptism Past sins washed away, Acts 22:16Past sins washed away, Acts 22:16 Christians repent and pray, Acts 8:12-13, 18-24Christians repent and pray, Acts 8:12-13, Christians confess sin to God, 1 John 1:9Christians confess sin to God, 1 John 1:9 Die to sin when baptized – Do not continue in it, Romans 6:1-4Die to sin when baptized – Do not continue in it, Romans 6:1-4 What Baptism Does Not Do 6

7 What do the Scriptures Say? Does not guarantee eternal salvationDoes not guarantee eternal salvation New birth, a beginning, John 3:3, 5; Rom. 6:3; 2 Cor. 5:17New birth, a beginning, John 3:3, 5; Rom. 6:3; 2 Cor. 5:17 Israel our example, 1 Cor. 10:1-6Israel our example, 1 Cor. 10:1-6 Must grow in Christ, 2 Peter 1:8-11Must grow in Christ, 2 Peter 1:8-11 Baptism is not a license for spiritual neglect, Hebrews 3:14Baptism is not a license for spiritual neglect, Hebrews 3:14 What Baptism Does Not Do 7

8 What do the Scriptures Say? Saves sinners, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21Saves sinners, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21 Its necessity is answeredIts necessity is answered Remission of sins, Acts 2:38 (3:19)Remission of sins, Acts 2:38 (3:19) Question of what to do is answeredQuestion of what to do is answered What Baptism Does 8

9 What do the Scriptures Say? Benefits of Christ’s death, Romans 6:3-4 (5:8-10)Benefits of Christ’s death, Romans 6:3-4 (5:8-10) How to reach the blood of Christ is solvedHow to reach the blood of Christ is solved Washes away sins, Acts 22:16 (1 Pet. 3:21)Washes away sins, Acts 22:16 (1 Pet. 3:21) Cleansing power of Christ’s blood obtainedCleansing power of Christ’s blood obtained What Baptism Does 9

10 What do the Scriptures Say? Made free from sin, Romans 6:17-18 (Col. 2:12, 20)Made free from sin, Romans 6:17-18 (Col. 2:12, 20) Liberty from the bondage of sinLiberty from the bondage of sin Put on Christ, Galatians 3:27 (Romans 6:3, 5-11)Put on Christ, Galatians 3:27 (Romans 6:3, 5-11) Relationship with Christ beginsRelationship with Christ begins What Baptism Does 10

11 What do the Scriptures Say? Enter the body of Christ (the church), 1 Corinthians 12:13 (Acts 2:41, 47)Enter the body of Christ (the church), 1 Corinthians 12:13 (Acts 2:41, 47) Baptized by the direction of the Holy SpiritBaptized by the direction of the Holy Spirit When baptized, the Lord adds the saved person to His church (Eph. 5:23)When baptized, the Lord adds the saved person to His church (Eph. 5:23) What Baptism Does 11

12 What do the Scriptures Say? Not yet savedNot yet saved Lost, needing salvationLost, needing salvation Your sins remainYour sins remain Not yet blotted outNot yet blotted out Christ’s death has not yet helped youChrist’s death has not yet helped you You are still alienated from HimYou are still alienated from Him Your Spiritual Condition without Baptism 12

13 What do the Scriptures Say? Your sins have not been cleansedYour sins have not been cleansed Stain of your sin remainsStain of your sin remains Still in bondage to sinStill in bondage to sin You are still sin’s slaveYou are still sin’s slave Not yet put on ChristNot yet put on Christ No saved relationship with HimNo saved relationship with Him Not in Christ’s bodyNot in Christ’s body Not yet saved, not yet a Christian, not in His churchNot yet saved, not yet a Christian, not in His church Your Spiritual Condition without Baptism 13

14 Do You Want to be Saved? Believe and be baptized, Mark 16:16Believe and be baptized, Mark 16:16 Repent and be baptized, Acts 2:38Repent and be baptized, Acts 2:38 Confess faith and be baptized, Acts 8:37-38Confess faith and be baptized, Acts 8:37-38 Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, Acts 22:16Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, Acts 22:16 Be baptized into Christ and put on Christ, Gal. 3:27Be baptized into Christ and put on Christ, Gal. 3:27 Be baptized and added to the church, 1 Cor. 12:13 (Acts 2:47)Be baptized and added to the church, 1 Cor. 12:13 (Acts 2:47) 14

15 Do You Want to be Lost? Do not believe and be baptized, Mk. 16:16Do not believe and be baptized, Mk. 16:16 Do not repent and be baptized, Acts 2:38Do not repent and be baptized, Acts 2:38 Do not confess faith and be baptized, Ac 8:37-38Do not confess faith and be baptized, Ac 8:37-38 Do not arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, Acts 22:16Do not arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, Acts 22:16 Do not be baptized into Christ to put on Christ, Gal. 3:27Do not be baptized into Christ to put on Christ, Gal. 3:27 Do not be baptized in order to be added to the church, 1 Cor. 12:13 (Acts 2:37)Do not be baptized in order to be added to the church, 1 Cor. 12:13 (Acts 2:37) 15


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