Did The Water Earn It For Them?

Read Exodus 14. Now, did the use of water earn the children of Israel their freedom from Egyptian slavery?

Read Exodus 30:17-21. Now, did the use of water earn the priests the right to serve within the Tabernacle?

Read 2 Kings 5:1-14. Now, did the use of water earn Naaman his cleansing from leprosy?

Read Acts 22:1-16. Now, if the grace of God could use water to free the children of Israel from their bondage, and the grace of God could use water to sanctify the Levites, and the grace of God could use water to cleanse Naaman from his impurities, then what makes a person today think that the use of water earns anything from God when it comes to his or her salvation? EA 

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said to them, “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.” (Acts 2:37-38)

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4 comments

  1. What is your experience with “Christian” debating? Do you debate “Christian” principles in the “church” Have you ever “called” out someone in “authority”
    Miles McLoughlin Scott Cooper Randall Ajimine Andrew George Paul Brown Carrie A. Larsen Chris Camareno Jr. Kevin Anderson Tony Ross Jr. David Sidebotham Greg Bowe Are your views strong enough to hold up with out getting personal? How did Jesus debate?
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    1. Hello, AoA,

      I’m not sure if your reply is a comment or an ad, which might be why I found it in the spam box, but I decided to give you the benefit of the doubt and answer your questions.

      1) On experience: Quite a bit; at least over the WordPress venue. I have also listened to, watched and read several debates as well, and I believe with the right circumstances they can be beneficial.

      2) On debating: Yes, if need be (2 Timothy 4:2-4).

      3) On “calling” out someone: Yes, both in written word and in private conversation. There are different biblical steps given for a brother in Christ who is sinning and for a heretical teacher (Matthew 18:15-17; Titus 3:8-11).

      4) On views and getting personal: Yes, the underlying reasons for debate should be due to principles and not persons; in other words, ad hominine, unless it actually applies to the topic being debated, is usually used as an out for someone who doesn’t have the resources, skill or understanding of what a debate is supposed to be about.

      5) On Jesus; He debated quite a bit and that’s according to what we actually have written down (John 20:30-31). There are many times when Jesus debated the religious leaders of the day to try to convict their heart, to rebuke their intentions or to show how what He was doing was acceptable with the Father; and He used the scriptures and their life principles to do it. The script references are numerous, but if you would like I can give several of them.

      Thanks for commenting.

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