KJV) And at
midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was
a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and
immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the
prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself,
supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28 But Paul
cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and
fell down before Paul and Silas, 30 And brought them
out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said,
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy
house. 32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that
were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and
washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. 34
And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and
rejoiced, believing in God with all his
Just recently a man at the age of
89 was baptized in a local Baptist Church, and next when I talked to him
it was very apparent to me that he was not a Christian and he still
did not understand what Christianity really was. He had not yet even
fully repenting of his past, present sinful ways. When I next prayed to God to
confirm if this was true? and even as to why the church hd now Baptized him,
God told me that to be on the supposed safe side this Church tends to rush to
baptize everyone who comes to their church, saved or not, and this is a very
bad practise, for it leads some to believe that they are
Christians when they are not still. I also do know this
firsthand as I was Baptized in the same church one year before I next
became a Christian, before I next actually accepted Jesus as my Lord and
savior.. We must first insure that each persons has clearly,
evidently accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior before we rush to Baptize
them with water nd the Holy Spirit..
The act of water Baptism itself
saves no one, absolutely no one, nor is it mandatory to get to heaven... and
Jesus himself baptized no one..
By faith in God's words in the
Bible, repenting and accepting Jesus personally as Lord and our personal
Savior is what now, next saves us personally only.
(Rom 10:17 KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(Hosea 14:9 KJV) Who is wise, and he shall
understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the
LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall
One still needs to be saved first,
to first accept Jesus as Lord before one can be baptized in water and with the
and what even all of the the
Baptists should do first is preach, teach, and practise more praising God, for
it is this that now leads to other persons personal salvation firstly too...
not water baptism..
(Acts 2:47 KJV) Praising God, and having favour
with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be
We should all be
teaching and preaching the personal need of real personal commitment to the
lordship of Jesus Christ for each persons, and next encouraging also
both the water baptism and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as well and
teaching people what both mean clearly as
KJV) 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.
(Acts 22:16 KJV) And now why
tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the
name of the Lord.
Now why is it that too many of
preachers still do tend to only preach half, part of the
Gospel and leave out what it means to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost as
Jesus replied, “Jesus answered and said to them,
"You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor
the power of God.”(Matthew 22:29)
Sadly too many preachers themselves
have really not yet been baptized with the Holy Ghost still, and this is
still why they don't understand it, they thus cannot really share this truth
"But I was baptized in
water. Wasn't that good enough?" NO!! Not at all.. who told you it was?
Not Jesus! Nor the Apostles!
(Luke 4:14 KJV)
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: (Luke 4:32 KJV) And they were astonished at his doctrine:
for his word was with power. (Luke 4:36 KJV) And they were all amazed,
and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority
and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. (Luke 9:1
KJV) Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power
and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal
the sick. (Luke 10:19 KJV) Behold, I give unto you power to tread on
serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall
by any means hurt you. ( Luke 12:5 KJV) But I will forewarn you whom ye
shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell;
yea, I say unto you, Fear him. (Luke 24:49 KJV) And, behold, I send the
promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye
be endued with power from on high.(Acts 1:7 KJV) And he said unto them,
It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put
in his own power. 8 But ye shall receive
power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses
unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the
uttermost part of the earth.
Too many preachers wrongfully make
major, wrong doctrines of isolated portions of scriptures, to their
own false liking and neglect all of the other valid parts of the Bible still
today as well even on the subject of future prophecies, , Baptism of the Holy
Spirit, healing, Baptism too.. especially those who would wrongfully
distort, teach that water baptism is essential to one being saved next too...
and still they wrongfully also do not put any personal emphasis on personal,
real Holy Spirit living, and living is His power too.
The repentant thief on the
cross was still saved without water baptism? (Luke 23:43 KJV) And Jesus
said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in
paradise, he was SAVED because of his evident works of repentance, and
not because of his baptism. Some preachers would lie to you and say that
water baptism is one of those personal works that ensures salvation and
they even would wrongfully quote
(James 2:24 KJV) Ye see then how that
by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
what were these works that a person is justified still? Water Baptism? or
rather not neglecting the poor persons good welfare for a start..
just read the actual Bible context and see this
(James 2:14 KJV) What doth it
profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can
faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of
daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye
warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are
needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath
not works, is dead, being alone.
The overly simplified false Gospel
of easy Salvation too often neglects one's personal duties of real personal
repentance first as well..
(Mat 3:7 KJV) But when he saw
many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O
generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
These fruits. good works, evidences
of real repentances are plural, they are not the singular fruit of the
Holy Spirit alone. And then also note the more rightful emphasis of "living
water" that Jesus has promised too to his followers.
(John 4:1 KJV) When therefore the
Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more
disciples than John, 2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his
disciples,) 3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4
And he must needs go through Samaria. 5 Then cometh he to a city of
Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave
to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being
wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth
hour. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto
her, Give me to drink. 8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city
to buy meat.) 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him,
How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of
Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus
answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is
that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he
would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him, Sir,
thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast
thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob,
which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his
cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this
water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I
shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15 The
woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come
hither to draw. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come
hither. 17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said
unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: 18 For thou hast had
five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst
thou truly. 19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a
prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in
Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto
her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this
mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye
know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the
Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit
and in truth. 25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh,
which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26
Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. 27 And upon this
came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man
said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? 28 The woman
then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not
this the Christ? 30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him
ought to eat? 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him
that sent me, and to finish his work. 35 Say not ye, There are yet four
months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes,
and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36 And he
that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both
he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37 And herein
is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38 I sent you to
reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are
entered into their labours. 39 And many of the Samaritans of that city
believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all
that ever I did. 40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they
besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
41 And many more believed because of his own word; 42 And said
unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard
him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the
Jesus Christ and his shed blood, is
the life we have through him now, next and it is still Jesus who is our
Salvation, our Savior and not our "water baptism" for a start.
Still (Mat 7:22 KJV) Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out
devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I
profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work
(Jer 2:8 KJV) The priests said not, Where is the LORD?
and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed
against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that
do not profit.
(Deu 10:12 KJV) And now, Israel, what doth the
LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his
ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and
with all thy soul,
When I want to see the evidence of
how spiritual someone is, even Pastors, writers I still do rightfully
look first to see how they personally themselves do now really treat the
poor persons, other Christians, to see what they do firstly themselves
do to help practically the poor persons, especially the poor believers.. and I
do not merely look at what they claim they do or promise to do as
well. The love of money in contrast is still the root of all evil and an
evidence of the existance of their evil
(John 13:35 KJV) By this
shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
(Jer 22:16 KJV) He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was
well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.
>"WE BELIEVE THAT BELIEVERS ARE SAVED
BY FAITH AND BAPTISM:"
(1 Cor 1:17 KJV) For Christ
sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words,
lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
Preaching only Water Baptism as a salvation
requirement is still a clear over simplification,
distortion of the whole New Testament Gospel truth as well now too.
(Mat 3:11 KJV) I
indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is
mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you
with the Holy Ghost, and with
THUS RATHER WHERE STILL
IS THE RIGHTFUL EMPHASIS ON THE HOLY GHOST BAPTISM?
(Mark 1:4 KJV) John did baptize in the
wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of
(Acts 13:24 KJV) When John had first
preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of
(Acts 18:25 KJV) This man was instructed in
the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught
diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of
(Acts 19:3 KJV) And he said unto them, Unto
what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
(John 1:26 KJV) John answered them, saying,
I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know
(John 1:33 KJV) And I knew him not: but he
that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou
shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which
baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
(Mat 20:22 KJV) 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.
(Acts 10:38 KJV) How
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost
and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were
oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
(Mat 20:23 KJV) And he saith
unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism
that I am baptized with:
(Mark 1:4 KJV) John did baptize in the
wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of
(Acts 19:4 KJV) 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.
(Mark 1:8 KJV) I indeed have
baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy
SO NOW WHERE IS THE full
RIGHTFUL EMPHASIS ON THIS HOLY GHOST BAPTISM and the evidence of it now as
well? When people where baptized with the Holy Ghost in the book of Acts they
showed clearly to others evidence of it too, evidence of casting our demons,
healings, tongues, etc.,
MANY PERSONS, HAVE SOLD JESUS TODAY FOR THIRTY
PIECES OF SILVER, FOR THE COMFORTABLE PEW, TRY TO PLEASE THE DEVIL AND THE
CROWD TOO, AND THUS THEY DO NOT PRACTISE, PREACH THE WHOLE NEW
TESTAMENT GOSPEL THESE DAYS AND WRONGFULLY STILL.
(Acts 16:18 KJV) And this did she many
days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee
in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same
(Heb 13:8 KJV) Jesus Christ
the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
(Mark 3:5 KJV) And when he
had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of
their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he
stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
(Mark 16:17 KJV) And these
signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;
they shall speak with new tongues;
(Mark 16:18 KJV) They shall
take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them;
they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
(Mark 16:19 KJV) So then
after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat
on the right hand of God.
(Mark 16:20 KJV) And they
went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and
confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
(Mat 10:1 KJV) And when he
had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean
spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner
(Luke 7:21 KJV) And in that same hour he cured many
of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were
blind he gave sight.
(Mat 9:21 KJV) For she said
within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
(Mat 9:22 KJV) But Jesus
turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort;
thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that
(Mat 12:13 KJV) Then saith he
to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was
restored whole, like as the other.
(Mat 14:36 KJV) And besought
him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched
were made perfectly whole.
(Mark 6:56 KJV) And
whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the
sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the
border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole..
Mat 15:31 KJV) Insomuch that
the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be
whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of
(John 5:6 KJV) When Jesus saw him lie, and
knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt
thou be made whole?
(John 5:9 KJV) And immediately the man was
made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the
(John 5:11 KJV) He answered them, He that
made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
(John 5:14 KJV) Afterward Jesus findeth him
in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more,
lest a worse thing come unto thee.
(Luke 7:10 KJV) And they that were sent,
returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been
(John 4:53 KJV) So the father knew that it
was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and
himself believed, and his whole house.
(Luke 8:39 KJV) Return to thine own house,
and show how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and
published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto
HEAVENLY SALVATION IS NOT THE ONLY THING JESUS
DOES FOR US TODAY TOO.
KJV) If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent
man, by what means he is made whole; 10 KJV) Be it known unto you all,
and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man
stand here before you whole.
JESUS AND THE APOSTLES, HEALED AS
WELL AS SAVED PEOPLE.. THIS IS ALSO THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
(Acts 9:34 KJV) And Peter
said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy
bed. And he arose immediately.
(Eph 6:11 KJV) Put on the
whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the
again.. and do forget what other have said based
on their own traditions too..
(Rev 12:11 KJV)
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the
word of their
testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Jesus also said.. (Luke 12:50 KJV) But I have a baptism to be
baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! This did not refer to water Baptism alone now