You may wonder why I put this so late in these messages. It is because in scripture baptism always takes place as soon as possible after salvation. Many today are still seeking to know the Lord and I felt like putting baptism here near the last of these messages would be important because some of you having been through the experience of understanding what the Bible teaches, what we believe and why we believe it are now ready to make a commitment to follow Christ in believer's baptism and in fellowship of this church. So it comes down to a matter of understanding and discovering the truth of the Word of God and then in acting in obedience.
In order that you may do that we want to talk about Believer's Baptism. We Christians who are called Baptists are very much interested that everybody be baptized as the scripture teaches. It is not enough to know what somebody thins about baptism or what ''the church'' teaches (whatever church), but what is vital is what does the Bible teach. Because I want to be a Bible Christian don't you? I want to be a kind of Christian that is obedient to the Word of God and in the will of God. So I want to ask you if you are not a Baptist to be open minded to study with us the Word of God today. If you are a Baptist you need to know what you believe and why you believe it in order that you may be a more effective witness and testimony for the Lord.
So today we will talk about Believer's Baptism. We will turn to many scriptures, but our launching scripture is Romans 6:3- ''Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death. Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father; even so we also should walk in newness of life.
At the very beginning today I want to define baptism. Then I will go about the business of taking scripture and demonstrating this kind of bapt ...
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