Category Archives: Salvation

Water baptism, final

by William J. Stewart Mr. Melton mentions 1 Peter 3:21, and just as quickly as he refers to it, he discounts it and moves on. He says of baptism, “…it is a figure, not a doctrine.” It is a doctrine. … Continue reading

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Water Baptism, Acts 22:16

by William J. Stewart Acts 22:16 reads, “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” After quoting the text, Mr. Melton immediately states: “Revelation 1:5 plainly … Continue reading

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Water Baptism, Acts 2:38

by William J. Stewart Acts 2:38 reads, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Those who teach … Continue reading

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Water Baptism, Mark 16:16

by William J. Stewart Melton points his readers to what he calls “proof texts” used by the Church of Christ and seeks to demonstrate they do not say baptism is essential for salvation. The first text he addresses is Mark 16:16, … Continue reading

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Water Baptism And Salvation

by William J. Stewart Mr. Melton rejects the necessity of baptism for one to be saved, and in fact identifies it as an “ancient pagan belief.” How sad that he not only discounts the truth, but he calls what is specifically … Continue reading

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What About the Thief on the Cross?

by Keith Sharp When faced with a Bible passage that plainly teaches the necessity of water baptism for salvation, many of our friends protest, “But what about the thief on the cross? He was saved forty feet above the high … Continue reading

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Is Your House In Order?

by William J. Stewart I’m not asking if your dishes are done, if the floor is swept, the carpets are vacuumed, the light fixtures are dusted, etc.. Our title refers to 2 Kings 20, where the prophet Isaiah was sent … Continue reading

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Keeping the Christ in Christianity

by William J. Stewart A common maxim postulated by some this time of year is the need to keep the Christ in Christmas. Such vehemently affirm Jesus was born on December 25; and He is the reason for the season. … Continue reading

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Here I Raise My Ebenezer

by Sean P. Cavender We often sing the hymn, “O Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” as a tribute to the goodness of God. We recognize the help Jehovah provides in times of great difficulty. We easily see the grace of … Continue reading

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Baptism For The Dead

by Frank Jamerson Whether you have talked with a Mormon or not, the statement in 1 Corinthians 15:29 is difficult. After discussing the importance of the resurrection of the body, Paul said, “Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized … Continue reading

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