Bible Discussion Thread

  • Patsy Nelson on Psalms 35 - 2 years ago
    Yes does a sinner have to be baptize
  • Charrisse Thompson - In Reply on Psalms 35 - 2 years ago
    In answer to your question Patsy Nelson, i am studying and am awaiting to be washed in the Blood of the Lamb. I also had the same question to my Pastor and this is the answer he provided from the Lords Word (KJV)

    John 3: 5-7

    Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

    That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

    Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

    Colossians 2: 12

    Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

    My interpretation of this scripture is we are fully immersed in water and have shed our old self and are now new in Christ.

    God Bless
  • Adam - In Reply on Psalms 35 - 2 years ago
    Acts 2:38 seems to be the most compelling verse. While I can't go so far as to say it's 'required' for salvation with no exceptions, baptism is emphasized and encouraged so much in the Bible that at bare minimum it's extremely important. So, why a Christ follower would want to follow Christ on everything else, but this, I cannot understand, and in my opinion is risky to disobey Jesus. A Christian or Christ follower puts Christ first and shouldn't be ashamed to follow Christ. I think verses like this are scary: Matthew 10:33. Also: John 14:15, Matthew 10:28. One can presume if we don't obey Jesus then we don't love Jesus, and if we don't love Jesus, should we expect benefits from Him? Matthew 7:21. Some don't fear God, but should. Fearing God is mentioned many times in the Bible, so I believe it, and think that we should really fear his judgment if we are not following Jesus. If we have a pure and clean heart and are genuinely following Jesus I believe we can have confidence and assurance of salvation, but that doesn't give us a license to go out sinning and violating God's moral laws. A lot of people falsely assume they get to cut corners and earn a get out of hell free card while enjoying all the benefits of a worldly, sinful, anti-Christian life, but the Bible already addressed those false assumptions.
  • GiGi - In Reply on Psalms 35 - 2 years ago
    Amen, Adam. Well said.
  • Suze - In Reply on Psalms 35 - 2 years ago
    I believe so . Though first I think you need to understand what you are being baptized into . Read the Bible , say your prayers , learn exactly what the Gospel is , find a Church and start on the most awesome journey you will ever make . God will take hold of your hand and bring you to Himself . You have to put in a bit of effort first .

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