Evangelicals, Bring Baptism Back to the Gospel

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... Continue Reading →

Does Mark 16:16 Teach Baptism is an Essential Condition for Salvation?

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."... Continue Reading →

What is the Gospel According to Scripture?

  According to the Bible, the gospel—the good news of salvation, is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:3-4). His death on the cross reveals that humankind willfully sinned against God and is lost without hope apart from Jesus Christ (Isa. 53:6; Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:23). That salvation, the forgiveness of... Continue Reading →

Trusting in God’s Strength through Trials

We depend on many things to get us through our daily lives. A couple of months ago, I was driving to the college campus and I hit a huge pot hole. I didn’t realize it at the time, but air was slowly leaking and I continued to drive on it back home. The next day I got... Continue Reading →

The Shelter of God’s Salvation

The Lord is my light and my salvation--whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life--of whom should I be afraid? -Psalms 27:1-2 We depend on a lot of things to get us through our daily lives. A couple of months ago, I was driving to a local college and hit a... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Being Baptized in Jesus’ Name

"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... Continue Reading →

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