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)