Saturday, July 15, 2006

FALSE TEACHING THAT BAPTISM IS NECESSARY FOR SALVATION



The false teaching that baptism is necessary for salvation

(Church of Christ aka Campbellites)

What does the bible say?

Paul taught that baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ (Romans 6:3-4)

It is the blood and death of Christ that takes away our sins, not water or religious rituals.

Paul says that baptism is not the gospel (1 Corinthians 1:17)

The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Baptism only symbolizes the gospel.

The book of Acts teaches us that baptism follows salvation (Acts 8:36-38 - 16:30-33 - 18:8)

Acts 2:38 does not teach that baptism is a part of salvation, because Peter later taught that baptism is a symbol (1 Peter 3:21)

Acts 2:38 teaches that we are baptized because we have been forgiven of our sins not in order to be forgiven.

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