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How Can You Say That Baptism Is Essential For Salvation When The Bible Says We Are God’s Children “By Faith” In Such Passages As Galatians 3:26 And Romans 5:1? Garland M. Robinson

Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). No one can be a child of God and not have faith! However, “faith alone” does not make one a child of God. If so, the Pharisees (John 12:42-43) and even the devil would be saved (James 2:19). Continue reading

Baptism Stands Between

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Baptism Stands Between

Baptism Is Immersion by Ron Boatwright

Our word “baptize” is transliterated from the original Greek word “baptizo“, which means to immerse.  All Bible dictionaries define the word “baptizo” only as immerse, dip or plunge.  “Baptizo” does not mean sprinkle or pour.  If our Lord had wanted people to be sprinkled, he would have inspired the New Testament writers to use the Greek word “rhantizo“.  If our Lord wanted people to be poured He would have inspired New Testament writers to use the Greek word “katacheo”.  But He didn’t, so “baptizo” was used, which can only mean to immerse. Continue reading