“The Bible and Believer’s Baptism”
May 23, 1999
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Now join me for a few minutes this morning in
the gospel according to Mark. From Mark chapter 1
. . . I want to talk to you this morning and next Sunday
morning as well about The Bible and Believer’s
Today .. there’s so much confusion and
controversy about baptism. For instance . . . perhaps
you’ve prayed and invited Jesus into your life and
asked Him to forgive you of all your sin and yet
you’ve never experienced believer’s baptism .. does
that mean you’re not a Christian?
Or perhaps you were christened as a baby. Are
you going to Heaven based upon that event? Does
that mean you’ve never been baptized?
What about those who were immersed at a
young age but didn’t really become a Christian until
they were adults. Are they scripturally baptized?
And then there are those who say if baptism
isn’t required to be saved . . . then why go to all the
trouble and be baptized?
No wonder there’s so much confusion and
controversy when it comes to baptism. But you’re
going to find that baptism was important to Jesus and
what’s important to Him ought to be important to us!
So .. from Mark chapter 1 . . . we’re thinking
today about . . .
The Bible and Believer’s Baptism
Now as we think about The Bible and
Believer’s Baptism . . ..the first thing we read about in
Mark chapter 1 is . . .
(1) THE PRACTICE OF BELIEVER’S BAPTISM.
And who was practicing believer’s baptism? A
man named John. In fact .. he came to be called “the
one who baptizes” or in short, “The Baptist.”
Now beginning here in verse 4 .. we read about:
-John’s activity. (v.4)
“John came baptizing in the wilderness and
preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission
John’s activity involved baptizing and
preaching. Now the baptism that John practiced was
a baptism associated with repentance. Look again ...
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