4/24/14 Daily Devotion

Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

It’s very difficult to understand why there is such a large controversy over baptism. How can someone not look at the life of Jesus and understand that baptism is a necessity? Before Jesus began His ministry He was baptized, even though He was sinless. Before Jesus went to be at the right hand of God, He proclaimed the necessity of baptism to His disciples. Look carefully at today’s scripture reference: Whoever believes AND is baptized will be saved. These are the words of Jesus. This is the declaration of Jesus. This is the teaching of Jesus. There are two conditions here: believing and getting baptized, two conditions that Jesus states are necessary for salvation. Who are we, then, to change the teaching of Jesus? Who are we to declare it is unnecessary? It is our job to follow scripture, not rewrite it to fit into our spectrum of beliefs.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me come to embrace all of the Bible, all of Your teachings, as the truth without exception.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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