Must One Be Baptised To Be Saved?
"Must" expresses compulsion, obligation, or certainty. The Bible clearly teaches that one must be Baptised to be saved.
1. The Jews on Pentecost Were Baptised To Be Saved: When they asked, "What shall we do?" (Acts 2:37), they were told, "Repent, and be Baptised in the name of Jesus Christ..." (Acts 2:38). Those who gladly received his word were Baptised (Acts 2:41).
2. The People Of Samaria Were Baptised To Be Saved: When Philip went down to Samaria, he preached Christ (Acts 8:5), and "both men and women were Baptised" (Acts 8:12).
3. The Man Of Ethiopia Was Baptised To Be Saved: Philip preached Jesus to the man of Ethiopia (Acts 8:35). Upon the man's confession of faith in Christ (Acts 8:37), "both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and he Baptised him" (Acts 8:38).
4. Saul of Tarsus Was Baptised To Be Saved: Saul was instructed, by Jesus, to go into Damascus where he would be told what he "must do" (Acts 9:6). Ananias told Saul, "arise and be Baptised, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord" (Acts 22:16). Acts 9:18 shows that Saul arose and was Baptised.
5. Cornelius And His Household Were Baptised To Be Saved: This devout man, along with his house, upon hearing the Word of God, were commanded "to be Baptised in the name of the Lord" (Acts 10:48).
6. Lydia And Her Household Were Baptised To Be Saved: Lydia and her household heard the Word of the Lord spoken by Paul and were Baptised (Acts 16:14,15).
7. The Philippian Jailer And His Household Were Baptised To Be Saved: He asked Paul and Silas, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30). He believed (Acts 16:;31, was penitent (Acts 16:33) and was Baptised (Acts 16:33).
8. The Corinthians Were Baptised To Be Saved: Acts 18:8 says, "many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed, and were Baptised."
9. The Ephesians Were Baptised To Be Saved: When those of Ephesus heard God's Word, "they were Baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 19:5).
Have you been baptised to be saved?
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