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Independent Baptist News
                                                King James Bible Believing
      QUARTER IV 2020 ISSUE                                                

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                                                              Water baptism is im-
     baptism washes away sin, you had better start teaching   portant as a confession
     that arising is part of salvation also. Notice the word   that you have
     “arise” in this verse. Also, this verse is Paul telling his   repented, but it will
     testimony. Many times when a preacher is preaching, a    not save or wash away
     writer is writing, or person is giving a testimony, the lis-  sins. The blood of
     tener or reader could misunderstand what is being said   Jesus washes away
     or written, especially if they want to prove a point of   sins (Revelation 1:5, etc).
     their own. In Acts 22:12-16 Paul is testifying of what        In I Cor. 1:17, Paul said that Christ sent me not to
     happened in Acts 9:17-18. Notice in Acts 9:17-18 the
     phrase “wash away thy sins” is not even used. Paul was   baptize,  but  to  preach  the  gospel,  clearly  showing  us
     not lying, but he realized when he believed, Jesus       Christ saves, not water. In John 4:2, the Bible says Je-
                                                              sus baptized not, but his disciples, showing us salvation
     washed away his sins, he then got baptized.
                                                              is  not  through  water,  but  through  faith  in  Christ.    In
                                                              Luke 23:42-43, the thief on the cross was not baptized,

                                                              yet was saved. In Acts 16:30-31, a man asked what he
       Spiritual baptism is salvation. Water baptism is       must do to be saved and he was only told to “believe”.
              not; water baptism does not save.               After he believed he was baptized in water as a state-
                                                              ment of his faith.
           John the Baptist knew he was sent to baptize with
     water and he knew Jesus would baptize with the Holy
     Ghost. He recognized the difference of spiritual baptism       Verse after verse in the Bible that teaches of
     and water baptism. John 1:33  “And I knew him not: but  salvation says nothing about water baptism be-
     he  that  sent  me  to  baptize  with  water,  the  same  said     cause Jesus saves us, not water.
     unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descend-      Here are a few examples: John 3:16, John 1:12, John
     ing, and remaining on him, the same is he which bap-      3:18, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 10:13, Titus 3:5, 1 Co-
     tizeth with the Holy Ghost.”                                rinthians 1:17, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Romans 3:20,
                                                                    Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:2, Romans 11:6,
          1 Corinthians 12:13 is clearly teaching of baptism of          Acts 16:30-31, Galatians 2:16, etc.
     the Spirit (salvation), not baptism in water. Water is not
     mentioned in the verse, but the Spirit is. 1 Corinthians
     12:13  “For  by  one  Spirit  are  we  all  baptized  into  one
     body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be
     bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one

          Galatians  3:27,  Romans  6:3-4,  Colossians  2:11-12
     clearly teach of baptism into Christ (salvation), not bap-
     tism in water. Water is not mentioned in the verses, but
     Christ is.

          1  Peter  3:20-21  is  speaking  of  spiritual  baptism
     (salvation).  Water  baptism  is  not  mentioned.  The  only
     water  mentioned  is  the  water  of  the  world  flood  in
     Noah’s days.

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