First STOP SINNING then be BAPTIZED


Water baptism by itself cannot save you but you HAVE TO BE BAPTIZED IN WATER, in obedience to Jesus AFTER REPENTING FROM SIN if you want to have salvation. John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus Christ and he preached repentance and then baptized those who repented, IN WATER.
I read from Matthew 3:1 “Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
3For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said,
“THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS,
‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD,
MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’”
4Now John himself had a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan; 6and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8“Therefore BEAR FRUIT IN KEEPING WITH REPENTANCE; 9and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 10“The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore EVERY TREE THAT DOES NOT BEAR GOOD FRUIT IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE.
11“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but HE WILL BURN UP THE CHAFF WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE.”

The Pharisees and Sadducees, the religious people of the time, also came to be baptized but they did not REPENT, they did not SHOW FRUIT OF REPENTANCE, THEY DID NOT STOP SINNING. It is not sufficient to just confess that you have sinned and that you are a sinner, you have to TURN AWAY FROM THAT SIN and SHOW FRUIT OF REPENTANCE before being baptized in water or else the baptism makes no sense. If you keep on sinning you will burn in hell even though you have been baptized in water. John the Baptist warned, he said: 10“The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore EVERY TREE THAT DOES NOT BEAR GOOD FRUIT IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE.”
The water baptism is a SIGN a COMMITMENT/CONFESSION that we have laid down our life of sin and satisfying ourselves and we are going ahead to live in holiness and righteousness, walking the STRAIGHT PATH of the Lord. We cannot keep on sinning and be children of God. We have to REPENT and TURN AWAY FROM SIN, DIE TO SIN, go into that water and have our sins WASHED OFF and then come out A NEW CREATURE who is committed to follow Jesus Christ.
Jesus does not tolerate sin, those who continue in their sin will perish as John the Baptist also warned in verse 12:“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but HE WILL BURN UP THE CHAFF WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE.”
You HAVE TO BE BAPTIZED IN WATER after repenting and then you HAVE TO live in holiness and righteousness, walking the STRAIGHT AND NARROW ROAD following Jesus Christ or else you will perish. REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED and then ask Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit and then you can WALK WITH HIM, follow Him, OBEY Him, live in holiness and righteousness under guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit does not dwell in a filthy temple. Repent first, be baptized in water and then you can ask for the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
(Song)
Easy gospel , devil’s gospel
Don’t believe the lie
That you can go on sinning
And be a child of God
You must repent and then
be baptized
that’s what Jesus said
Easy gospel, devil’s gospel
don’t believe the lie

Easy gospel , devil’s gospel
Don’t believe the lie
That you can go on sinning
And be a child of God
You must repent and then
be baptized
that’s what Jesus said
Easy gospel, devil’s gospel
don’t believe the lie

Easy gospel , devil’s gospel
Don’t believe the lie
That you can go on sinning
And be a child of God
You must repent and then
be baptized
that’s what Jesus said
Easy gospel, devil’s gospel
don’t believe the lie

May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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2 Responses to First STOP SINNING then be BAPTIZED

  1. K. Ruhl says:

    Thank you for continuing all the wonderful words of wisdom. I always enjoy what you write. : )

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