Presentation on theme: "Baptized But Not Converted Acts 2:36-41. Why Is This True? Answer may be found in answering the question: "How does one become a Christian?""— Presentation transcript:
Baptized But Not Converted Acts 2:36-41
Why Is This True? Answer may be found in answering the question: "How does one become a Christian?"
How Does One Become A Christian? Hear Believe Repent Confess Baptized
Baptized - A One Time Event!
Hear Believe Repent Confess These Are Not One Time Events! These Are Not “Over And Done With”!
Hear Acts 2:37 – Why this response? What needs to be heard? 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 "died for our sins" Many refuse baptism because they fail to see the need to be!
Believe Not just believing thing heard is true. Must believe Jesus is Lord. Lk. 6:46 Will not doubt or question His will. Hear lessons on faithful service but do nothing about it - nothing changes! Acts 27
Repentance A "change of mind and will". Some baptized who haven't repented! Some even deny necessity of doing it! Example: Some guilty of adulterous marriages are being told it’s OK!
Confession This is a commitment. Acknowledging Him as Lord/Ruler. Romans 10:9,10 1 Peter 3:15 (ASV) Galatians 2:20
Baptism Though many reject baptism, this may be the only one of the "five steps" some have obeyed. Being a Christian is more than just outwardly conforming to certain acts.
What Must I Do To Be Saved? Hear the gospel. (Romans 10:17) Believe Jesus is Christ. (Acts 8:37) Repent of your sins. (Acts 17:30) Confess your faith. (Matthew 10:32) Baptized for remission of sins. (Acts 2:38) Faithful unto death. (Revelation 2:10)