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Friday, March 07 2008

Even if you do not like or appreciate country music, this song has a powerful message...



The reason it has a powerful message is because it speaks of baptism and that is Bible.  I have listed scriptures below showing the need for baptism and more importantly baptism in the name of Jesus.

Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father (Isaiah 9:6 - name of the Father is Jesus), and of the Son (Matthew 1:21 - Name of the Son is Jesus), and of the Holy Ghost (John 14:26 - Name of the Holy Ghost is Jesus)

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Acts 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Romans 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

I found a website called  I believe it to be a secular source and it has an interesting take on baptism in the early church...

Baptism in the New Testament

The ritual of baptism is mentioned throughout the New Testament in various contexts. It appears in the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the writings of Paul and other books.

Matthew 28:19 is the only recorded direct command of Jesus regarding baptism, and its authenticity has been disputed by some scholars. Mark 16:16 belongs to the spurious appendix of the Gospel and is itself dependent upon Matthew 28:19. However, Christians have clearly practiced baptism since a very early date, which strongly suggests that they believed it to be the will of their Lord. {1}

An explicit reference to baptism "in the name of the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit" is occurs only in Matthew 28:19, and outside of the New Testament only in Didache (7.1) and Justin's Apology (1.61). Elsewhere in the Bible and early Christian writings, baptism is in the name of Jesus only. This is in part the basis for doubting Matthew 28:19. {2}

Baptism in Jesus name is essential.  I challenge you to study for yourself and find anyone in the scripture baptized in the titles of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Please do not take my word for it, but do as the scriptures states...

2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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