Although baptism for the remission of sins is basically ignored by the religious world, we find that the New Testament teaches baptism is essential to one’s salvation. Baptism alone does not save but it is still a crucial part of what one must do in order to have their past sins forgiven. In this article we want to briefly note some reasons for baptism.
1. To receive the remission of sins. (“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38) Continue reading “The Purpose of Baptism”
It is in the last ten years or so that we have been hearing more and more of the brethren speak of “our being sinners” just as those in sectarianism are sinners. But, the point being made, as has been demonstrated over and over again, is that we have no right to call anything error, no right to identify one as a false teacher, no right to point to any corruption of God’s order, because “we are sinners, and they are sinners, and sinners should not sit in judgment upon other sinners.” That very philosophy is right out of denominationalism, where all agreed that anything goes, and “none of us will criticize the other.” Continue reading “We’re All Sinners”, Bill Jackson”