Friday, February 3, 2017

WATER BAPTISM

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Matt 28:19 [NET]
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Sandra: Junior, why do you have to brush your teeth every morning?
Junior: I don't know, but daddy says I should.
Sandra: it is because you can have tooth decay if you don’t brush your teeth.
Junior: what is tooth decay?
Sandra: Tooth decay is...Never mind, just keep brushing your teeth every morning.

Even though he didn’t know what tooth decay meant, Junior's teeth was kept from tooth decay because of his obedience.

Many Christians have downplayed baptism and say it is not really important. But we see that baptism is an instruction from the Lord (see Mark 16:16).

I have seen many who have downplayed water baptism do so and quote Paul in 1 Cor 1:17. There  Paul said Christ did not send him to baptize but to preach the gospel. But they fail to realize that even though Paul didn't baptize most of the Corinthians, it was clear that they were baptized by someone else because in 1 Cor 1:13 Paul asked them if they were baptized in his name [or in Christ’s name]. The point Apostle Paul was making was that he brought the gospel to them, but they were discipled by Apollos (see 1 Cor 3:6). Paul’s converts were not left unbaptized.

If the Lord insisted that people who are saved are to be baptized, it is because baptism is important. I believe that there are benefits of water baptism that we may not fully understand now, but if the Lord says to do it, we should do it.

Go into today remembering that obedience is a safeguard for ignorance because there are many things we do not know now.
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-Pst SD Abraham

YBP: Genesis 16-19

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