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WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED

One question that is asked quite often is “why do I have to be baptized to be saved”? If one is honestly searching for the truth, the answer is easily found in the scriptures. 1 Peter 3:21 says, Where unto even baptism does also now save us… may other scriptures give us good reasons to be baptized.  
Why be BAPTIZED?
1. It is a command that must be obeyed. (Acts 10:48)
2.It is the correct response of those who have been taught to observe all things Christ has commanded. (Matt. 28:19-20)
3.It is the only way to enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)
4.Because it washes away our sins. (Acts 22:16)
5.Because it is the proper response to the guilt of sin. (Acts 2:38)
6.It is the response of those who have gladly received the gospel of Christ. (Acts 2:41)
7.Because it is the answer of a good conscience toward God. (1 Peter 3:21)
8.It is a burial, symbolic of the death of Christ. (Romans 6:4-5)
9.It is the only way that we can be born again. (John 3:3-5)
10. Because it is the nature of a believer in Jesus Christ.(Act 16: 31-33)
11.Because Jesus said that it must be taught to the entire world. (Mark 16:15-16)
12.Because it is a necessary part of fulfilling all righteousness. (Mathew 3:14-15)

WHY BAPTISM?”

It is a command that must be obeyed…Acts 10:48

It is the correct response of those who were taught to observe all of Christ’s commands...Matthew 28:19-20

It is the only way to enter into the Kingdom of God…John 3:5

Because it washes away our sins…Acts 22:16

Because it is the proper response to guilt of sin…Acts 2:38

It is how people respond when they gladly receive the Gospel of Christ…Acts 2:41

Because it is the answer of a good conscience toward God… 1 Peter 3:21

It is a burial, symbolic of Christ’s death and resurrection…
Romans 6:4-5

It is how we become spiritually born again…John 3:3-5

It is the natural response of a believer in Jesus Christ…
Acts 16:31-33

 Because Jesus said it must be taught to all the world…
Mark 16:15-16

Because it is a necessary part of fulfilling all righteousness…Matthew 3:14-15

Because through it we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit…
Acts 2:38

Because it is how we are baptized into Christ’s One Body, The Church, which belongs to Christ…
I Corinthians 12:12-13, Colossians 1:18, Matthew 16:18

(Damon Beaver)