by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 16:25-33   I.         When you read through the book of Acts, an odd fact seems to stand out — everyone is in a big hurry to be baptized.             A.        They don’t wait for another meal, or sleep on the idea, or wait for another day to go by.             B.        Those who wanted…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 4:1-6   I.         How is it that Paul talks of one baptism in Ephesians 4:5 when the New Testament speaks of more than one?             A.        Baptism means immersion                         1.         You can have different baptisms depending on what medium something is being immersed into, who administers the baptism, or who is being baptized…

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Question: I would like to know, is it really important for a grown person to be baptized? If you feel like you are renewing your inner spirit man and reading the Bible and spending alone time with God, then isn’t that enough? It’s the same as what Paul describes circumcision and uncircumcision. Why is it…

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by James E. Cooper in Biblical Insights, Vol. 5, No. 2, Feb. 2005 Question:  “Does ‘born of water’ in John 3:3,5 refer to baptism? Answer:  Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God,” and “Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom…

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Question: Hi, From the topic of “The Thousand-Year Reign”, you stated that baptism is the first resurrection. John also states that second death will not have an effect on those who take part in the first resurrection. Then does that mean all who were baptized will have eternal life? But what about those who are…

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Question: Good morning brother, I recently had a discussion with a brother in Christ who said that the book of Acts was addressed to the Jews because they killed Christ. He mentioned that the question asked after their hearts were pricked, “what shall we do” applied to those Jews that were assembled. He said that…

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Question: Hello! I am from Brazil, and I am seeking salvation. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for my sins on the cross and rose on the third day for my justification. I am sorry for all my sins. I would like to ask you: Is baptism by immersion necessary…

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Despite having received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Peter commanded Cornelius and his household to be baptized – Acts 10:48 All, including Paul, were baptized into Jesus and into Jesus’ death – Romans 6:3 They were baptized in order to be able to walk in newness of life – Romans 6:4 They were baptized…

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by Allen Dvorak It is virtually undisputed truth that man is saved by divine grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). However, some have concluded from this fact that there is nothing that man can or must do for his salvation. It is frequently argued that “water baptism can’t possibly be necessary for salvation because it is…

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by Whit Sasser “Baptizing” infants is practiced in the Roman Catholic church and some of the Protestant denominations as well. But why would one need to subject a baby to such? They are not sinners. Sin cannot be inherited (Ezekiel 18:20). Sin is not passively received but a violation of God’s will (I John 3:4).…

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