Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. (Acts 2:38)
This is why baptism is for only those who have already experienced an encounter with the resurrected Jesus Christ and can stand before Him with that clear conscience and make such a declaration in baptism!
There is nothing in the text to say that. You have just made it that up.
Fabrication isn't what I do. Peter calling people to repentance is addressing sinners. Baptism is for those who have already repented and received forgiveness is symbolic of what has just gone on in the heart of the individual. A spiritual sealing to Holy Spirit's work is the result.
Peter saysRepent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. (Acts 2:38)
They need to repent
They need to be baptisedThen
their sins will be forgiven
Very clear. Peter cannot be referring to sins being already forgiven because they haven’t repented yet.
They have to both repent and
be baptised and then their sins will be forgiven.
You seem to have trouble understanding the word “and
”. It means both
actions are necessary for the following action to happen
be baptised – sins will be forgiven He who believes and is baptized
- will be saved”
Our sins are forgiven in baptism. That is what the water symbolises – the cleansing action.
Get up and have yourself baptised and your sins washed away, calling upon his name. (Acts 22:16).
The sins being washed away is concurrent with baptism not pre-dating baptism
Now you are making stuff up.
No, that is what scripture says.
The renewal happens in baptism not before.
More fabrication from you. The renewal happens whether one is baptized or not, because salvation is a work that is done by God in the heart of a person. We cannot do anything to receive it.
Yes we can and scripture tells us what we must do “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mk 16:16)
You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And even when you were dead (in) transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he brought you to life along with him, having forgiven us all our transgressions; (Col 2:11-13)
In this scripture you have both the new life and forgiveness of sins. And it all happens in baptism just as the scripture says.
It is a wonderful symbolic representation of what has gone on in the heart of the believer.
You have no scripture that says that baptism is where we receive our salvation. We receive our salvation when we BELIEVE, according to John 3:16, but don't let me stop you from believing whatever you wish. Those who come to faith and BELIEVE, then need to choose to obey God in being baptized. A sinner is not invited.
Then according to you scripture contradicts itself because Jesus says “He who believes and is baptized will be saved”Peter says Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you,Baptism……now saves youYou see you are taking one verse out of the whole context of scripture
. John 3:16 doesn’t say that belief is the only
thing necessary. It is the start. It’s a pre-requisite. But there is more.
Single statements in scripture do not necessarily give a complete picture.
You have to look at them all. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, - doesn’t mention belief or repentanceif you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Rom 10:9
) - doesn’t mention repentance Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
(Rom 10:13 & (Acts 2:21)
– doesn’t mention belief of repentance or baptism or professing with lips. The one who believes and is baptised will be saved; (Mk 16;16) -
doesn’t mention confessing with your lips or repentance Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved (Acts 16:31) – no mention of confessing with your lips or baptism (yet Paul immediately had the jailer & family baptised)
There are four things listed here:
express belief (confess with your mouth/call on the name of the Lord)
When someone comes for baptism in a Catholic Church all these things are done.
Here are more verses about baptism and salvation:In Acts 2:41 we learn: Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day. Added to what? Well, added to the Church, added to those saved as it tells us in verse 47: And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
Nowhere does it say baptism " is a wonderful symbolic representation of what has gone on in the heart of the believer."
If it does please show me the verse.
Baptism is a core teaching of Paul.
Yet he says this:
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel,
There are different ministries
Paul preached the gospel and then others did the baptising. Paul is not saying that baptism is wrong. He is saying that it wasn’t necessary for him to do the baptising.
When the Holy Spirit fell on Cornelius and his household Peter immediately says (acts 10):47 "Can any one forbid water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Note that – he commanded them to be baptised. He didn’t have to do it himself. He too was sent to preach the gospel.
Yet he had them baptised immediately.
I have many scriptures that declare that baptism saves us.
No, you keep using the isolated verses that teach what you think is right, yet it is contrary to the whole message of scripture.
They are not contrary to the whole message of scripture. They are contrary to your false doctrines. I have used many scriptures and they are consistent with all of scripure.
I’ve posted this before and you ignored it:Just before his ascension into heaven Jesus gives some final instruction to his apostles. As these were his final instruction to them they must have been very important.“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
(Mt 28:19) “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mk 16:16) Jesus is emphasising the importance of two things – belief and baptism. In Mt 28:19 faith is implicit in the making of disciples.In the Acts of the apostles these two go together. When someone comes to believe in Jesus they are either immediately, or very soon, baptised.This is true of Paul (Acts 9:1-18)The Samaritans (Acts 8:1-13)The Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-38)Acts Cornelius and his household (10:44-48)Lydia and her household (Acts 16:13-16)The jailer (Acts 16:30-33)The twelve at Ephesus (Acts 19:1-5)
One question that could be asked is - why are both of these required? Why two things?
Have you thought about that? There is an answer..