Posted by: SandreS | May 19, 2010

Israel’s Great Commission, Part 5

Baptismal Salvation

He who believes and is baptized shall be saved: but he who believes not shall be damned (Mark 16:16).

Could this be any clearer? In the gospel of the “Great Commission,” baptism was essential for Israel’s salvation from that “untoward generation.”

Israel’s baptismal salvation was also found in John the Baptist’s message.

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins (Mark 1:4).

Peter understood well what the “Great Commission” said, because water baptism for salvation is exactly what he preached on Pentecost.

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).

Because of the problems which many preachers have trying to make Israel’s “Great Commission” ours, they must begin to alter the text. This involves changing or explaining away certain words in some of the other passages.

(To be continued …)

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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