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”
“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified” (Hebrews 10:4,14).
There are voices crying out all over the world from many religions: “Our religion is the way to salvation!” In fact, some are willing to die for their faith. However, there is one important thing missing that nullifies their claim. They do not have Jesus and His cross, and man’s only hope to heaven is the cross. Continue reading “Man’s Only Hope, B.B. Bristow”
Think about the various places where your name is written and why it is recorded there
As a matter of historical record and identity, your name is written on a birth certificate.
To report the grades that you have earned while in school, your name is written on a report card.
As a means of identification and license to drive, your name is written on a driver’s license.
To show your commitment to your spouse for the rest of your life, your name is written on a marriage license.
To mortgage a home or finance a car, your name is written on a contract.
To note the beginning and the end of your earthly existence, your name will eventually be written on a tombstone!
But hopefully this is not the last place your name will appear! Continue reading “Is Your Name Written There?, by David A. Sargent”