August 20, 2010

Confess + Believe = Christianity

Confess + Believe = Christianity

It really boils my butt when people say that you can’t be a Christian if you are not baptized. Dear fellow believers, it’s not a good idea to make these types of blanket statements.

A guy just called into the Mark Levin show a little while ago. The caller told Mark Levin that a person who is not baptized is not a Christian. Mark Levin immediately let him go. It was pretty obvious why.

First of all, you do NOT have to be baptized in order to be a Christian. Like communion, baptism is something that you do as a result of your faith. It comes AFTER you believe and put your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 10 verses 8 – 10 in the NIV Bible says: But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Anything more than that and you diminish the good and perfect work of Christ’s blood on the cross, the sacrifice the He made for all who put their trust and faith in Him. Baptism and Communion is something you do AFTER you put your faith and trust in HIM.

He is enough!!!

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