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  • 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,Acts 2 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 John 3:3/3:5 Spirit bap is one of these ingrediants. So I'll ask have u recieved the HG since u beleived?
  • Gladys jackson for verse 3
    What is tounges? and how to it work.and how do someone no that someone is talking in tounges.
  • he did go to "hell" or Hades and he is king of that paradise mentioned in Luke 23 43 isiah 9:6,7
  • Chaz
    Yes, Kebede it is the only truth, it is the only way, In fact we r admonished that whatsoever we do that all be done in the name Jesus. We r also told that neither is their salvation in any other name! What ch#8 proves is that over and over again in the book of Acts, it was never done any other way. ck out Acts 10,19,anywhere where baptisim was done, it was only done one way. It is a fullfillment of Matthew 28:19 not a contradiction.
  • James
    Here we go again. some people can't crearly understand the bible, its plain to see. Baptizing is for the washing away of your sins, not the forgiveness of sins.Repentence is the aking of forgiveness of your sins. You need to study Acts 2;38 more mr @ carlton le grand. you can argue with the word, but it,s allready written, and forever settled in heaven. Your opinion want change one sentence to make you right.
  • James
    baptizing is not for forgiveness of sins, if you coould understand correctly, repentence is asking for forgiveness of sins. batizing is for the washing away of sin. It is plainly written in Acts 2;38. The man who was given the keys to the kingdom told us exactly how to be saved in this very verse. seriously had hard can that be to understand? people don't want to line up with the word of God, so they look for easier ways to get to heaven. Sorry only one way will work. His name is JESUS. @ carlton le grand, talking to you and anybody else who wants to change the word of God to satisfy their selves.
  • Rhonda for verse 38
    It gives the proper instructions for salvation. I don't understand why so many are missing it!!
  • Stephen Collins
    I frequently wonder, especially when confronted by "fundamentalist" (i.e., conservative) commentators who explicitly endorse capitalism as a God-given good, why I have never heard any of them respond to the obvious celebration of what can only be called "socialism" in verses 44-45. The KJV translation is very nearly paraphrased by Karl Marx's "from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs," although subsequent translations have softened this a little. I'm certainly not a fan of communism (especially how it has played out in real life), but this passage would certainly seem to mute the endorsement of free-market capitalism as the economic translation of Christianity.
  • Ida
    This is want i have been taught all of my life about water baptism according to Acts 2:38 , and i was baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.Thank God for the truth.
  • Chaz
    Sounds like those Apostolics are carring the day on this one. I say amen! To the one who attends a trinitarian church. just ask God to reveal himself to u. jUST ASK him about the bap in Jesus Name, Just pray about these scripture settings and the new birth of water and spirit.
  • Kebede for verse 38
    is the right way only we have save in thy name of jesus christ only
    Acts 8:16 etc...
  • Kostas for verse 38
    Only those translations that are saying "remission" of sins are correct to the original Greek which is the word "Aphesis". Remission & forgiveness are not the same. But above all, The Name Of The Lord JESUS Christ must be spoken, & both the baptizer & the one receiving the baptism must be qualified for it. The one must be an apostolic minister or anyone who has already been baptized in the Name of the Lord, & the one who goes through the baptism, to be taught prior to it, the importance & the revelation of the Name, & have full faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Below is a good article:

    This message is no doubt one of the most important messages you will ever read. It concerns a
    commandment that was given by our Lord Jesus Christ, which is being carried out incorrectly by
    nearly every church that is professing Christianity. This statement is true, even though the
    command is plain and easy to understand. I am referring to the clear teaching of water baptism.
    The various religions of this world baptize people with water 635 different ways. In the realm of
    nominal Christianity, people are baptized primarily one way; this way omits the use of any name
    at all. Thus, Satan with his crafty devices has seen to it that almost everyone who has been
    baptized has been baptized wrong!
    In the denominations of nominal Christianity, the Scripture verse of Matthew 28:19 is misused in
    a very clever way. Matthew 28:19 reads as follows: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
    baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” We must bear
    in mind that when this command was given, no actual baptism was happening at the time. A
    command was given, and God intended that it be carried out, not just repeated. Countless
    thousands of ministers repeat the exact words of the command without ever doing what the
    command says to do. Jesus specifically ordered that we are to be baptized in the NAME
    (singular) of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost! In order to find out what that name
    is, we simply look in the Bible at incidents of water baptism after Calvary as administered by the
    apostles of Jesus Christ. We will find that there is not one incident ever where anyone was
    actually baptized using the words, “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” It was always done in the
    saving name of Jesus, which fulfills the command to use the singular name. When we say the
    words, “I baptize you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,” we are in full obedience of Matthew 28:19. Jesus said, “I am come in my Father’s name….” (John 5:43). The angel of the Lord said
    to Joseph regarding Mary, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
    for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). In John 16:7, Jesus said He would
    send the Holy Ghost. It all happens in the name of Jesus!
    We will now look at actual events of baptism to see exactly how it was done by the Apostles of
    Jesus Christ. In the book of the Acts of the Apostles, we will begin with chapter 2 where many
    people who were listening to Peter were convicted of their sins and were looking for the remedy
    to the problem. In Acts 2:37-39 we read as follows: “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? 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.
    For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as
    the Lord our God shall call.” As we can see, the titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not even
    alluded to by Peter as he answered their question, because the Apostles understood full-well that
    Jesus commanded his saving name to be used to fulfill Matthew 28:19. Were the Apostles
    correct in this matter? In Acts 2:41 we read the following: “Then they that gladly received his
    word were baptized and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”
    Another example of an actual baptism is found in Acts 8:14-16 as follows: “Now when the
    apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent
    unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might
    receive the Holy Ghost: (for as yet he was fallen on none of them: only they were baptized in the
    name of the Lord Jesus.)
    Yet another example showing how the singular name of the Lord Jesus Christ was being used in
    water baptism is found in Acts 10:47-48, which tells us, “Can any man forbid water, that these
    should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded
    them to be baptized in the name of the Lord….” In this example, we must also note that water
    baptism was not simply suggested, but it was commanded! This is consistent with the very words
    of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, when he commanded in Mark 16:15-16, “….Go ye into all
    the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be
    saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned.”
    One question that frequently arises regarding water baptism is whether or not a person should be
    rebaptized if they had not previously been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. In Acts 19:3-5
    that question is answered, and the matter is settled. The Apostle Paul met with some people who
    had been disciples of John the Baptist and were baptized by him. We know that when John
    baptized, no name was used, but it was simply done unto repentance, opening the way for people
    to receive Jesus, the Lamb of God. After Jesus shed his blood on the cross, the saving name was
    required in baptism. Even those who had received the valid baptism of John needed to be
    rebaptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. That is why we read of this in Acts 19:3-5 as follows:
    “And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.
    Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that
    they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they
    heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”
    At this point I must also point out that the word baptize, comes from a Greek word that means to
    make fully whelmed, which means to put completely under the water. It was the Roman Catholic
    religion that started baptizing by sprinkling and pouring during the time of the building of St.
    Peter’s Basilica. Because they charged money for baptizing, they began to baptize infants,
    because they needed the money.
    We must also remember that the Bible tells us that we are not to be baptized into a church, but
    rather into Christ! Romans 6:3-4 tells us in no uncertain terms the following: “Know ye not, that
    so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ 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.”
    When we consider the subject of water baptism, it is essential that we remember that it is in the
    Gospel! In I Corinthians 15:1-4, the Gospel is clearly defined as the death, burial, and
    resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Thus, our repentance is the death of our old sinful self; baptism
    with water in the name of our Saviour, Jesus, is our burial; and receiving the Holy Ghost is our
    first resurrection unto a new life. The resurrection of all people at Judgment Day is the final
    resurrection from the earthly graves. We cannot ignore any part of the Gospel, or we have
    ignored the whole Gospel.
    So much more could be said about this subject, and we can learn so much by reading our Bibles
    rather than reading catechisms and other church books, which contain doctrines of men. The
    points we must remember are: 1. Baptism is commanded. 2. Baptism must be by immersion. 3.
    Baptism must be done using the name of Jesus. 4. Baptism must be done once the Gospel is
    understood. Babies are not to be baptized.
    It is a sad fact that nearly everyone that has been baptized in these last days has accomplished
    nothing more than getting wet. It is a problem that can be easily corrected. Acts 4:12 will meet
    all of humanity on Judgment Day, and it should be heeded now, while there is still a little time.
    That powerful verse still echoes down the corridor of time with these words, “Neither is there
    salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we
    must be saved.”
    Pastor David J. Meyer
    Last Trumpet Ministries International
  • Anonymous
    @ Cariton Le Grand:The topic/controversy discussed is water literally in the brook or in a river. Water baptism is for the remission or forgiveness of sin is not the writings of the Apostles. No verses in the bible to support these declaration. About the five verses you have shared even one verse did not declared water baptism is for the forgiveness of sin. The verses was not talking about water baptism is for the forgiveness of sins. In John 3:5, you cannot read the word baptism, but the word used is born again. For you the word baptism is synonymous to born again in meaning. Also, where is your verse that the Apostles are doing/performing the baptism of Spirit. Literally there are verses to read for the forgiveness of sins is our true faith to our Lord Jesus Christ. supporting verses Matthew 9:2 & Acts 10:43. While baptism of water is for the forgiveness of sins is no verses in the bible to support these arguments.
  • Willie grant
    i go to achurch that belives the trinity i dont. am i wrong to go there. i have told some of them there is no such thing as trinity. to find it in the bible. and ill eat every page its found on. ive taken classes. and i know its Acts 2:38
  • Truly forgiven
    Its funny to me how the trinity people believe baptism is works. He was talking to a church of baptised holy ghost filled people. They will jump from this book to that book and miss it. Thats why the bible says having a form of godliness but denying the power within. No man can come unto jesus unless the spirit draws him. Jesus gives the revelation not there trinity preacher. Its sad theyll never know the touch of the holy ghost. I asked one guy tell me the name of the Holy ghost he said holy ghost. If they dont get the revelation of jesus of baptism wow im just thankful he showed me. Judgement day will seperate I believe in the one true god Jesus
  • Jesrai
    if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost
  • Carlton Le Grand
    @ Anonymous: In the bible there are verses that support the baptism of water for remission of sins, for example: Mark 1:4: "John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the BAPTISM of repentance for the remission of sins". But this does not mean that you were headed to the kingdom of God; there is a little bit more to that. You asked what is the procedure to enter the Kingdom of God:
    1: Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the BAPTISM of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
    2: Romans 6:4 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.
    3: Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

    And summing it all up for us to understand clearly: John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

    So Baptism of water is needed for remission of our sins and the baptism of spirit is needed for the faith in the operation of God. In other words your sins has to be "washed" away and professed publicly (baptism of water) and the baptism of spirit has to change your lifestyle into one of Faith in God (Baptism of spirit).

    I hope herewith to have answered your question as to the meaning and function of baptism in water and what the procedure is to get into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Nene Baxter
    Thank you Tee for your commments, God has given me the knowledge from above and searching for more of his wisdon because I know nothing without him. May God's blessing be upon your life.
  • Tee
    1 Peter 3:20..which sometime were disobedient when once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah,while the ark was a preparing,wherein few,that is eight souls were saved by water. 3:21..The like figure where unto baptism does also now save us(not the putting away of the filth of the flesh,but the answer of a good conscience toward God,)by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Acts 2:38 key to enter into the kingdom of heaven!!!
  • Tee
    NENE BAX......words of wisdom!
  • Nene Baxter
    Acts 2:38-47 is the only key to heaven, It's God plan not man's theology.
  • Nene Baxter
    Im sorry I cannot help you, I pray that God will send someone who can. God Bless You.
  • Anonymous
    Maybe my words is sharp in you, because my barometer of understanding towards the words of God is not the same of what you have. I think you have not receive the Spirit of Jesus Christ because about the salvation of our owned Soul to enter into the kingdom of heaven you are blank. Also baptism of water is for the forgiveness of sin is not the writings of the Apostles of our Lord. No verses in the bible to support water baptism is for the remission of our sins.
  • Nene Baxter
    Here is some of the mystery of God 1Tim 3:16 helps you to understand Jesus gave a great commission to the world, In the begining God lead his people out of the wilderness thru his servant Moses. But now in the end of the world he came into the world by the sacrifice of himself Hebrews 9:1-28 talking about himself coming as the second veil (meaning flesh)to put away sin Hebrews 10:5 where he talks about a body he prepaired himself so that he could shed blood for the sins of the world, because the bible says that wiithout the shedding of blood there was no remission for sins Hebrews 2:14,9:7,12-14,18-22. Being the great God that he is, he placed himself in a virgin woman called Mary (womb) to be born as a son in the flesh and as he was born the angel had already spoke to her and said his name shall be called Jesus which is the name above every name(Luke 1:27-35)The Holy Ghost is the spirit of the Lord, so he became flesh (John 1:1-14). Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and on the day of pentecost Peter answered the question of how to be saved when the people ask (men and brethen what shall we do ?) Please read carefully with an open heart to God's word. Whosoever obey shall be saved (Acts:1 and 2). God's Blessings!!

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