When I did a grammatical-historical exegesis of Mark 16:16; Jn. 3:3-5, Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16; Rom. 6:4-6, 1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:26-27; Eph. 5:25-27; Col. 2:11-13; Tit. 3:5; and 1 Pet. 3:21, I came to the conclusion, all presuppositions from Southern Seminary aside, that water baptism is indeed part of the gospel. This led me… Read More Evangelicals, Bring Baptism Back to the Gospel
And Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.” (Mark 16:15-16). -New American Standard Bible The Scripture plainly states, “He who believes and is baptized shall be saved.”… Read More Does Mark 16:16 Teach Baptism is an Essential Condition for Salvation?
I had a great conversation with a man named David concerning Baptism. Below is our full conversation. Whether you agree or disagree with our positions, it may help you better understand what baptism is and it’s relation to the gospel. Enjoy! ME: Hey David, thanks for your comments concerning baptism. I appreciate your interpretation… Read More A Friendly Dialogue Concerning Baptism
“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 2:38 Everyone has a name. My last name represents my forefathers, heritage, and personal identity. When I go to the bank, I need… Read More The Importance of Being Baptized in Jesus’ Name