Speaking where the bible speaks, and silent where the bible is silent.

Biblical Proof

The Catholics say: Faith, confession, and repentance is not required for one to be baptized. Thus, infant baptism. They say sprinkling tiny drops of water upon one’s head constitutes baptism.

The Bible says: He that believes and is baptized shall be saved (Mk 16:16). The bible says, repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38). The bible says, with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. When Philip baptized the Eunuch, both went down into the water and the Eunuch was baptized  (Acts 8:38,39). Sprinkling would never have required a body of water. Sprinkling would not have required anyone going down into the water. Baptism is properly defined as immersion and the bible account of the Eunuch agrees with this definition.

Someone is wrong, and it is not the bible.

The Baptist say: Faith only saves. They say, the thief on the cross is the example of faith only. They say, only believe in Jesus as your personal Savior and you shall be saved. They say, baptism does not save. They say, pray the sinner’s prayer and you shall be saved.

The Bible says: The devils believe and tremble. Faith without works is dead (Jam 2:19,20). The bible says the gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus, the thief could not have obeyed the gospel of Christ because Jesus had not done any of these three while on the cross. The thief lived and died under the old covenant, and was not subject to obedience to Jesus and new testament doctrine.

The bible says, he that believes and is baptized shall be saved (Mk 16:16. The bible says, baptism saves us even as water saved Noah and his family (1 Pet 3:20,21). The bible says God is not a respect of person (Acts 10:34 f; Col 3:25). Every new testament conversion required the same belief, the same confession, the same repentance, and the same baptism in order to be saved. No one was ever saved by prayer of any kind. God does not even hear a sinner’s prayer (Jn 9:31 f; 1 Pet 3:12). Obey the gospel first, and then call upon God, and in that order. As Ananias said to Paul, “Arise and be baptized, washing away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord (Acts 22:16).

Someone is wrong, and it is not the bible.

Conclusion: No two opposing views can be right at the same time. Someone has to be right and someone has to be wrong. Jesus said, “But why call you Me Lord, Lord, and do not do the things which I say?” (Lk 6:46). “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Mt 7:21). If denominations want to be saved, it is safe to say that they need to stop following the traditions and commandments of men, which turns one from the truth, and start following the gospel and doctrine of Christ and His apostles which if we continue therein saves us (Mt 15:7-9 ff; Tit 1:14; 2 Thess 2:15, Jn 8:31,32). The bible is never wrong and never changes. All who attempt to change God’s word shall be accursed (Gal 1:6-9). All who obey not the gospel shall be condemned (2 Thess 1:8-9). All who abide not by the doctrine of Christ has not God. All who abide by the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son (2 Jn 9)

Someone is right here, and that someone is God and His Word! (Rom 3:4).

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