Tag Archives: Baptism

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

How Christ’s Blood Washes Us From Our Sins By Ron Boatwright

God’s word says concerning Christ, “Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Revelation 1:5).  Jesus shed His blood in His death on the cross (John 19:32-34).  How do we get into the death of Christ so we can contact the blood of Christ to have our sins washed away?  Continue reading

Is baptism necessary for salvation? —- Todd Clippard

This is not simply a claim of members of churches of Christ, but rather a clear statement from the Bible. Everyone can agree that salvation requires forgiveness of sins, or the washing away of sins. In light of this, please consider the following scriptures and comments (any emphasis is mine):

“Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Statement of Jesus in Mark 16:15-16). In this verse, Jesus specifically joins faith in the gospel message and baptism to salvation. The two verbs are joined by the conjunction “and” which places equal value on each action as necessary to receive salvation. Continue reading