Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as … Continue reading Repentance and Baptism Not Symbolic
The problem here is a western mindset trying to understand and take apart something that was never meant to be separated. Baptisms were always done as part of a conversion in the bible. For example, when Philip preaches to the Ethiopian eunuch what is his response to the gospel? "Here is some water. What would … Continue reading Is Baptism Part of Salvation?
Let us consider several passages that speak of salvation — from varying “time” vantage points. Future Salvation In the Great Commission, according to Mark’s record, Jesus said: “He who believes and is baptised shall be saved...” (Mark 16:16). This passage speaks of the sinner who has never known Christ, but who learns of the Lord, … Continue reading The Word Tenses of Salvation
In one of the most thrilling statements about salvation, Paul penned these words in his letter to the church at Ephesus. For by grace have you been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no man should glory (Ephesians 2:8-9). The passage is one … Continue reading Does the Grace in Ephesians 2:8-9 Exclude Baptism?
by Smith Wigglesworth 1. Have Faith in God "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever … Continue reading Have Faith in God – Ever Increasing Faith