Why do people get baptized?
WATER BAPTISM Matthew 28: 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED That was a commandment that Jesus Christ gave his disciples. Today, that commission has been given to me and any God called preacher to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. That is what I want to get into your heart...repent of your sins and be baptized.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE BAPTIZED TO GO TO HEAVEN?
We want people to realize and understand that for you to have salvation...for you to make it to heaven where Jesus Christ is...or your mom, dad, brother, sister, wife or anybody that you love who are in heaven, you have to repent of your sins and be baptized.
Those people that had crucified Jesus Christ in Acts 2:...Peter had preached to them...Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. KJV He is our Redeemer. He is our Salvation. It is through him and through repentance that we have this ability.
BAPTIZED VERSES 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? KJV
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. KJV
It is important for you to turn from your wicked way...turn to God and start living for him. Not only do you need to quit sinning, you need to start doing things that are pleasing in his sight...repent and be baptized and even greater than that. Once you have got all that cleaned out, you need the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
John said, Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: KJV
John 14:16 Jesus said, "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;" KJV Let that Holy Ghost come into your heart and in your life. Wash away your sins. Be clean. Don't let anyone tell you that you can live anyway you want to, and just accept Jesus Christ that he is Lord.
Just as when you are buried...your arms are folded...you quit breathing, and you are buried in the ground. When the resurrection comes, you will come up with a newness of life...with a different body. That's the way things are.
WHAT DOES BAPTIZED MEAN When you are baptized in Jesus Christ, you take off and destroy that body of sin. You walk a new life.
The video above is Part 9 of series 1 - 9.
These series are located on YouTube @ 'A Moment of Truth' with Pastor Stoney Kiser 24/7 for your viewing.
We hope you receive a blessing from the series..."Consider what we say, and the Lord will give you understanding in all things."
2211 S. Dixie HWY
Dalton, GA 30720