Thursday, November 07, 2013

Baptism


Washed in water--this the sign
Of a rescue--new life's mine.
Not just freed from outward grime--
Washed within, once for all time!
Dead with Christ who bore my shame,
Raised with him--his life, my claim
Trust this Jesus. Hear his call.
Leave your sin. Take him--he's all.

So those who received his word were baptized,
and there were added that day about three thousand souls
.(Acts 2:41 ESV)


Is there a precise one-to-one correspondence between those who truly know the Lord and those who have submitted to water baptism? No. Yet water baptism is a divinely-ordained method of expressing faith in Jesus who saves. If you trust in Jesus, you should be baptized.

1 comment:

Donald Fishgrab said...

Amen, Jim. Great explanation.