Does Baptism Not Save Because It’s A Work?

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16   I recently had a question asked by a reader of this column:  “You’ve written that one must be baptized to be saved, but doesn’t the Bible say that we are not saved by works?  Since baptism…

March & April 2019 Bible Questions & Answers

Questions Why did God make harmful animals? What does John 1:1 mean? Why don’t we follow the Old Testament? How does the devil work today? Isaiah 64:4 states that no one has seen another God other than “Thee.” This implies that someone has seen God.  Either the writer is talking to Jesus or John 1:18…

A Lost Religious Man

Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.  And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water!  What prevents me from being baptized?”  And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart,…

Acts 2:38: “…For The Forgiveness of Sins…”

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 There is much confusion and division over the subject of baptism.  Is it pouring, sprinkling or immersion?  Must…

Joshua 20:1-5: “Appoint The Cities of Refuge…”

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses, that the manslayer who strikes any person without intent or unknowingly may flee there.  They shall be for you a refuge from the avenger of blood.  He shall flee to…

John 3:23: “…Because Water Was Plentiful There…”

John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there… John 3:23 A reader of the column submitted a question about the piece I wrote last week on Jesus’ burial and its correlation to baptism.  Noticing that I had described baptism as “being submerged in water,” the reader asked about their own…

1 Corinthians 15:1-4: “…And He Was Buried…”

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you – unless you believed in vain.  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I…

Acts 2:36-38: “…For The Forgiveness Of Sins…”

“‘Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.’  Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Brethren, what shall we do?’  Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and…