Obeying the Lord in Baptism!
We have seen a number of things we should do in living
for Jesus. Remember that you should read your Bible each
day and spend time in prayer. Also, you should witness
for Christ, telling others about how to trust Jesus as
their Lord and Savior, too.
There is something else you should do. As soon as we
are saved, we are to obey the Lord by being baptized.
JESUS TELLS US TO BE BAPTIZED!
Jesus, Himself was baptized. Reading Mathew 3:13-17:
“Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John,
to be baptized of Him. But John forbad Him, saying, I
have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
And Jesus answering said unto Him, Suffer it to be so
now: for this it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.
Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized,
went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens
were upon unto him and he saw the Spirit of God descending
like a dove and lighting upon him: and lo, a voice from
heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
Then Jesus commanded us to be baptized. Here we read
Mathew 28:18-20. “And Jesus came and spake unto
them saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and
in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach (disciple or show
how to be saved) all nations, baptizing them in the name
of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Baptism does not take away your sins. Christ died to pay
for sins. God can forgive us our sins because Jesus died
to save us from those sins and give us eternal life. Water
cannot take away sin. The water did not die for us; Christ
Baptism does not save you. We are to baptized because
we are already saved and not in order to be saved. Salvation
is only in Christ.
Baptism tells everyone who is watching that we are already
saved and trusting in what Christ did and that only. It
also tells others that we want to live for Him. We must
be baptized after we are saved in order to obey the Lord