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BAPTISM NOW SAVES YOU--BY STEVE FINNELL1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:(KJB)The Bible says baptism doth now save us .....by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.Faith alone advocates say baptism has nothing to do with salvation. They say it is a simple act of obedience.1 Peter 3:21 Baptism, which is like that water, now saves you. Baptism doesn't save by removing dirt from the body. Rather, baptism is a request to God for a clear conscience. It saves you through Jesus Christ, who came back from death to life.(God's Word Translation)The Bible says baptism....now saves you.The Bible says baptism is a request to God for a clear conscience.Faith only proponents say water baptism has nothing to do with salvation. They say baptism is only essential in order to join a denominational church.Faith only enthusiasts proclaim that baptism does not save, but is only a testimony of faith to the community.Faith only defenders state that men can get to heaven without being baptized in water, however they cannot join the local church without baptism.Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.(English Standard Version)Jesus said whoever is baptized will be saved. Will be, is future tense not past tense. Will be saved does not mean has already been saved. Faith only champions say men are baptized because their sins have already been forgiven.YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com
What Susi said!xoxo-D
PS On an unrelated note: Baptism now saves you? That's awesome!
Oh how cute! Thanks, but no thanks, Steve. I don't partake of faith in any shape or form. If your blog is more of the same, I'm just not interested. and David - Thanks!! xoxo