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steve finnell wrote at 2015-05-04 09:21:08
THEY BELIEVE JOHN'S BAPTISM  BY STEVE FINNELL

Why do most believers in Christ accept what God said about the purpose of John the Baptist's baptism, but reject what God said about the purpose of Christian baptism?



JOHN'S BAPTISM & CHRISTIAN BAPTISM



Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God's purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.



Most believers accept this as fact. Quakers and the Church of the Salvation Army reject Christian water baptism. If the Pharisees rejected God's purpose my not being baptized by John, what will be the fate of the men today who are not baptized with Christian baptism or reject its purpose?



Mart 1:4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.



Men do not deny that John the Baptist baptize for (in order to) the forgiveness of sins, however, they reject Christian baptism outright or deny it is for (in order to) the remission of sins.



Luke 3:3,7 And he came into all the district around Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins; 7 So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?



Most men agree that these men were fleeing, the wrath to come, by being baptized by John for the forgiveness of their sins. Men today do not believe that men can flee from the wrath to come by being baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of their sins.



Why would men believe God when He talks about the baptism of John, but doubt God when He refers to the purpose of Christian baptism?



Act 19:4 Paul said "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.   



Most "Faith Only" believers agree that John baptized with the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, and then the people subsequently believed in Jesus.



Most "FAITH ONLY" believers deny that Peter and the apostles preached Jesus and then told the believers to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. (Acts 2:22-41)





THE QUESTION REMAINS WHY WOULD BELIEVERS IN CHRIST ACCEPT GOD'S WORD CONCERNING THE BAPTISM OF JOHN, BUT DENY CHRISTIAN BAPTISM? (JOHN'S BAPTISM IS NOT VALID TODAY)



WHY DO "FAITH ONLY" BELIEVERS REJECT GOD'S VIEW ABOUT CHRISTIAN BAPTISM?



CHRISTIAN BAPTISM: Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Acts 22:16, 1 Peter 3:21.Colossians 2:12-13  

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My area of expertise is Women's Ministry primarily, with a good grasp of general biblical knowledge as well. I look forward to sharing with our readers!

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Writer and publisher of women's bible studies; also seminar and workshop speaker for women's ministry events; am also Sunday School leader for senior high youth

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Western Baptist Bible College National Alumni Association Book and Writers online community The Writer's View online community National Women's Missionary Society

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local newspapers, God's Unique Calling to Women, self published study for women, www.gcsministries.com New Era TRUMPET magazine, I am Director of Publications at www.nedtrumpet.com

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Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Post-grad studies Western Baptist Bible College, M.A. degree in Religious Studies Park University, B.A. in Communication Arts and Religious Studies

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Park University, Summa Cum Laude Western Bapt. Bible College, Magna Cum Laude Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Christian Woman of the Year, 2010

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