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REASONS NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE TO AVOID WATER BAPTISMHere listed are non-Scriptural reasons to reject water baptism.1. Do not be baptism because it is an act of obedience and obedience is not essential to be saved.2. Do not be baptized because the thief on the cross was not baptized and he was saved.3. Do not be baptized because it is essential to join a denominational church, however, you can get into heaven without being baptized in water.4. Do not be baptized because baptism is a work of the law of Moses, and works cannot saved.5. Do not be baptized because being baptized by someone is working your way to heaven.6. Do not be baptized because your preacher said it was not essential in order to have sins forgiven.7. Do not be baptized because your creed book says you are saved the very minute you believe.8. Do not be baptized because certain men claim that Mark 16:16 should not be included in the Bible.9. Do not be baptized because some Bible commentaries state that men are baptized because they have already been saved.10. Do not be baptized because all of your friends and church members believe that baptism is not essential to the forgiveness of sins.11. Do not be baptized because it is simply a testimony faith, but is not necessary to be saved.12. Do not be baptized because God was not smart enough to have Acts 2:38 translated correctly. Baptized for the forgiveness of sins is wrong. It should be because your sins have already been forgiven. Do not be baptized because the Bible cannot be trusted. If baptism is not essential to salvation why would you want to get wet?BIBLICAL REASON TO BE BAPTIZED IN WATER1. Be baptized so your sin can be forgiven. (Acts 2:38)2. Be baptized so your sins can be washed away. (Acts 22:16)3. Be baptized so your trespasses can be forgiven. (Colossians 2:12-13)4. Be baptized in order to be saved. (Mark 16:16)5. Be baptized so you can walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)6. Be baptized so you can be freed from sin. (Romans 6:7)7. Be baptized so you can be saved. (1 Peter 3:31)8. Be baptized so you can have a clear conscience toward God. (1 Peter 3:21)9. Be baptized so you can be sanctified and cleansed. (Ephesians 5:26)10 Be baptized so you can be holy and without blemish. (Ephesian 5:27)11. Be baptized so you can put on Christ. (Galatians 3:27)12. Be baptized so you can enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)13 Be baptized to you can be saved and added to the Lord's church.(Acts 2:40-41) (Acts 2:47) YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY CHRISTIAN BLOG. Google search>>>>steve finnell a christian view
Haha! Funny. What we believe about God is the most important thing about us.
"Eis": Why has EVERY Bible translator gotten this little Greek word wrong? One of the principle reasons that Baptists and evangelicals refuse to believe that Baptism is God's act of saving sinners and forgiving sins is based on the translation in the Bible of one, little, Greek word: "eis"Baptists and evangelicals believe that this Greek word has two principle English translations, and that the context of the Bible passage determines which meaning should be translated into English as the true Word of God. Here are these two English translation options:1. for, unto2. because ofNow, as we will see shortly, these two English translations can give the translated sentence in question a completely different meaning...depending on which translation you choose.Let's look at Acts 2:38 translating "eis" using each English option:Repent and be baptized...for the forgiveness of sins.Repent and be baptized...because of the forgiveness of sins.HUGE difference in meaning, isn't there?So how many English translations of the Holy Bible translate Acts 2:38 using "because of"?Answer: not a single one!Find out why not: http://www.lutherwasnotbornagain.com/2013/12/eis-why-has-every-bible-translator.html
Actually all this matters very little in our day to day interactions with people. We live in the WORLD, where our usual defence mechanisms come back into play - which are far more important that the 'right' theology..... so make sure you're smart, organized, rich, powerful, winsome, charming, good-looking, talented, street-smart and able to argue your way out of anything 'sinful' - anyway possible.... Post-modernism RULES!!! :)Calvinism, theology and boring rules are for Losers! :D :P