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  • Patty
    If baptism isn't important to be saved then why does Christ say it is so often in the scriptures? Because it is very important.
    Mark 16:16 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

    Acts 11:16 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

    Luke 3:21 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

    Matthew 20:23 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

    Acts 1:5 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    Romans 6:3 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

    1 Corinthians 1:16 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

    Matthew 20:22 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

    Mark 10:39 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

    Matthew 3:14 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

    Mark 10:38 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?

    Acts 22:16 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
    And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
  • Farm nelson for verse 38
    Did Jesus ask the thief a question or give him a promise. Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. Read carefully and give your opinion.
  • Hermanus Otoo for verse 42
    I believe in the doctrine of the apostles.
  • Ian
    I do believe Jesus Himself speaks of the lake of fire in Revelation several times. But no one is cast in there until his return and they are given another chance to accept Him as Lord and saviour. And follow the true Ten Commandments not the catholic version that replaced Sunday for Saturday. Those who believe Jesus nailed the commandments to the cross are deceived. The ceremonial and sacrificial laws were nailed to the cross but not the Moral law. That is why he said If you love me keep my commandments, I have kept my fatherís commandments and many will worship Me in vain teaching doctrines of men for commandments. I paraphrased a lot there but in Luke 6:46 he says why call me Lord and not do what I say. Nowhere in the bible is Sunday transferred as the Sabbath. Luke 4:4, He says we are to live by every word that comes out of the mouth of God. The bible is Godís word. Circumcision is well documented on its absolution. So why not Sunday taking over from Saturday? Because it hasn't, in John 10:35, Jesus says the scripture cannot be broken. Daniel 7:25 tells us the beast will change ties and laws and wear out the saints. The Dark Age period Christians keeping the 7th day as Jesus did, were killed for 1260 years. The Catholic Church passed the law to do it and they did. Research canon Law XX1X.
  • This text agrees perfectly other texts and references even in the preface an old version of American Standard Bible: THAT SHEOL AND HADES MEAN SIMPLY GRAVE, PIT, HELL all being synonymous words. It does not mean a place of fire torment. Even Jesus the son of Jehovah was there, as all human when we die, but did not remain there. How sad to believe that hell which means grave means a fire eternal home of torment.
  • Rev
    Baptism plays a very real part in our salvation. Jesus spoke in John 3:3-8 of the new birth (being born again) said that we must be born again of Water and of the Spirit. Water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ and the infilling of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1-4). We must Repent (die to sin) we must be baptized in Jesus' name (burial, likened to Jesus, Romans 6:4) and then Receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-47). There is the plan... Thank God I followed it!
  • Beverly Gray for verse 38
    I know that the Bible is right and somebody's wrong, God's word is always right let every man be a liar and God's word be Truth and the Truth will make you free. Yes I believe Acts 2:38 and I believe in Jesus Christ, yes I believe that JESUS is GOD.
  • Mas
    It is not baptism that saves us, it is rather the faith of Jesus Christ, Romans 10:9, 10.
    Baptism is just a symbol of repentance, but it is not conditioned to oneís salvation.
    God bless you.
  • Fruitloop for verse 38
    So if a man has accepted Christ and has not been baptized, can he still go to heaven? He has been told a couple of different things. He does not go to church, but has made a decision and was baptized as a young boy.
  • Brooklyn
    The thief on the cross was still living under the dispensation of law. That is why it was not necessary for him to be baptized or have the Holy Ghost. When the Lord died, it brought us into the dispensation of grace, abolished the law, and brought along with it the responsibility of seeking salvation through repentance, baptism, and the Holy Ghost.
  • Nene
    To answer Stephen question from 10-16-12, Yes Sir you are correct about the thief on the cross he was not baptized, But this was before the death of Jesus, the Holy Ghost was not yet giving to anyone Jesus stated that after he depart he will send the comforter which is the Holy Ghost in (John 14:26) . In the Old Testament, they had to bring goats and lambs for a sacrifice for an offering and be cleansed for a whole year (Numbers 7:15-17). In the New Testament when Jesus came as a lamb in flesh (John 1:29), to shed his blood for the whole world that we may have a chance to be saved. Jesus stated that we must be born again of the water and the spirit (John 3:3-7) or we cannot see the kingdom of God. In Acts 2:38, it is when the door was opened by Peter the man whom Jesus gave the keys to the kingdom (Matthew 16:18-19). We are to obey his orders to be saved. Lots more scriptures but here is one more for now, 1Peter 3:21-22. God Bless!
  • Tony
    I have been baptized in Godís wonderful name Jesus in water and received the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues. Itís still alive today. Praise God!!!
  • Stephen belding for verse 38
    Peter is talking about being baptized in the name of Jesus - not being baptized with water - especially when 3 thousand got saved on the day of Pentecost. There is no mention of water only being filled with the Holy Ghost. However if one were to listen to Jesus on the cross when he said to the thief that accepted Jesus as savior - this thief was not baptized but was told by Jesus that - you shalt be with me in paradise. The thief died on the cross - so he couldn't have been baptized - right...
  • Rachel Kennedy
    Thankful to know Jesus. He's my Friend, my Comforter, my Everything!
  • Tony Allen for verse 38
    John 3:1-8 Jesus tells Nicodemus that he must be born of water and the spirit otherwise he will not see the kingdom of God even from afar off! So we come to Acts 2 - Repent, be baptized and you SHALL receive the Holy Spirit! Unfortunately most churches, nominal and even most Pentecostal, do not accept that speaking in tongues is the only sign that you have received the Holy Spirit! Jesus wouldn't make that statement to Nicodemus about the need to be born again without there being some tangible evidence of that event - He wouldn't leave us floundering as to whether or not we are born again - hence the accompanying sign should be! In Acts 10: Cornelius prayed often and gave alms to the poor but was instructed by the angel to go to Joppa where Peter would tell him what he needed to do further - receive the Holy Spirit - and in Acts 11 Peter tells the rest of the apostles that they received the HOLY SPIRIT "as we did at the beginning!"
    Bless Be the GOD that gave his son JESUS the CHRIST and sent the HOLY GHOST to keep you if you want to be keeped. aman
  • Elizabeth Lee Qiao for verse 22
    "ACTS 22"
    Ye men of Israel... Jesus of Nazareth, a MAN approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which GOD did by him

    Shall I admit that Jesus was a MAN and whatever the miracles done by him was by GOD but not of his own

    Please respond to me as I will be eagerly waiting for it
  • Christ descended into "hades', the realm of dis-embodied spirits,
    and no where in the scriptures is it stated that Christ went into Hell!
    "Hell" is the place of the condemned and the KJV
    in ignorance inserted the word "hell" where hades should have been placed
  • Victoria
    James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
  • Samuel Bonaya Buya
    In Luke 24:45-49 Jesus reminded his disciples of what is written of him concerning his suffering, death and ressurection; that repentance and remission of sins would be preached in his name beginning from Jerusalem. They were to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Ghost to come upon them in order to witness the word (Acts 1:7-8). Before his crucifiction Jesus had told his disciples that it was not them that would speak but the Holy Ghost (Mark 13:11). They were to preach the the Gospel with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven (1 Peter 1:12). On the day of pentecost they heard the infallible Holy Ghost speak through the mouth of Peter (Acts 2:33). In Acts 10:44 it says to him give all prophets witness that through his name whosover believers shall receive remission of sins. On this day of pentecost, after death burial, ressurection and ascension of Jesus, the Holy Ghost witnessed, beginning from Jerusalem, commanding the people to repent and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins and they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). God is His own interprater, interpreting the Name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost; for he says in Zechariah 14:9 : And the Lord shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord and his name one. Thomas called him My Lord and my God (John 20:28). On this day of Pentecost the Holy Ghost bore witness of His Holy child whom He annointed( Mathew 1:18, Acts 4: 27). Who can add or subtract from what God had began? What He began in the day of pentectost and Jerusalem restores in the Last days: Baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ for remission of Sin. The Holy Ghost Church will stay with the command of the Holy Ghost for they know the Apostles were sent the Holy Ghost (13:4) and spake these words at His command.
  • George for verse 2
    My thoughts are as follows:
    The manifestation of God differs from place to place, and generation to generation. Elijah, for example heard a still small voice. However, before the still small voice was a strong wind, followed by earthquake, and fire (1Kings 19). The Lord was not in the "strong wind" of Elijah, but in the wind of Acts 2:2. This tells us to be discerning that God chooses how He manifests Himself.
  • Leanna
    Greetings to all, their are so many people think their save and are not because they will not get baptize in the name of Jesus Christ and the promise of the holy ghost is unto you and unto as many as the lord God shall called remember the scripture said if you are not born of the water and sprig you are none of his. Its good to know others has come out of darkness glory be to God
  • Jacque
    It is good to find a brother spreading the Truth on here ! Whoever reads these messages let me reassure you, that we follow the Original Apostles Doctrine

    Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

    9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
  • Chaz
    TO Anita B, Glad it helped, it's such an awsome,awsome,rich gift of God that so many allow the dvil to cheat them out of! Such a shame, He tells them I recieved it when I believed, I recieved it when I was baptized, Fine if I do,Fine if I DONT.. No freind u must be born of water and spirit. Acts isnt just anoter epistle.. it's the unfinished history of teh first century church, LOOK mom,, no amen at teh end of me! thats because God is still in the process! Greetings to the bretheren from Tx Apostolic church from the 1st Pentecostal church of Durham NC.
  • Jacque
    Whoever put the "Become a Pastor" up at the top .. let me tell you something .. You don't just "become" a Pastor .. you don't say "well I think I'll go to school and become a Pastor" No! It is a calling from God and that's final.
  • Jacque
    I'm from Atlanta TX .. I go to the Life Tabernacle Apostolic Church .. I have a Man of God watching out for me . He's the watchman on the wall looking out for my soul .. And that is *Pastor Tony Lee .. I give honor to whom honor is due ... Whoever lives daily after following Acts 2:38 and moves into following after Acts 2:42 I pray the Lord gives you boldness for it .. we had a message on boldness tonight and it's something we need in our everyday walk .. consider me a babe in the Lord still .. I prayed back through on February 5th ... I fell out .. I can tell you why .. I didn't stay filled .. I didn't stay close to the spring .. But my walk has changed for I have changed .. I've had a transformation of the mind .. and one this happens .. once you've made this commitment .. As it says in Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be FILLED. I believe in the long shirts and right hair length .. I believe the women need to wear the skirts and the men the pants. I'm a 1 God tongue talkin apostolic !! AND I LOVE IT!!!!
  • Jacque
    Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.
    I'll give scriptures to show the Oneness of God.
    Isaiah 9:6 - Revelation 1:8 ( Jesus spake this ) Isaiah 44:6 - Isaiah 44:8. Isaiah 42:8 - 1 Corinthians 2:8 .. And to end this with no argument whatsoever .. John 1:1 - John 1:14 - * 1 Timothy 3:16 * - The only way of receiving Salvation is through Acts 2:38 !! Jesus Is GOD !
  • Anita B
    To Chaz's explaination, Great Job!may God richly bless you for being a witness for him!!!
  • Chaz
    In reponse to Ms.Jackson's question; What is tounges? In short it is God's way of letting us know that we have been filled with his spirit, u say well; I recieved the Holy Ghost when I believed. Well not so.. Remember in Ac19 Paul asked the diciples of John if they had recieved the Holy Ghost? They said we have not even heard of the HG. Then what happened? They rec the HG and spoke in tounges,AC2 and the HG fell and they spoke in tounges, Act10 Cornelieus and his family rec the HG and spoke with tounges, U see, God never meant for us to have a salvation we had to guess about. He took the most unruly member of the body and used it to let us know that hey! God dwells in this vessel! Paul stated that I speak in tounges more than all of u, and forbid not to speak in tounges. Jesus commanded us to be born of water and spirit jn 3:3/3:5 Spirit bap is one of these ingrediants. So I'll ask have u recieved the HG since u beleived?

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