I am angry.
Furious about people who should know better. I was listening to my XM radio whilst driving, and a Jones caller-in ended with "Remember...Mark 16:16 says "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." Alex Jones proceeded to burble "Well, that means 'reborn'.
No Alex, it doesn't. "Baptize" means "to immerse". John the Baptiser did not "rebirth" people. He immersed them in the Jordan. Jesus said "he that believes and is baptised will be saved." Popular "Christian" teachers say "Baptism is not important.". Who will YOU believe, Alex? Will you support the globalist religious conspiracy, or Jesus?
When the apostle Peter told the Jews in Jerusalem that they had crucified the Son of God, the Christ, they asked "What can we do?" Peter said "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
He did not say "Pray this prayer." He did not say "Ask Jesus into your heart." "Keys to the Kingdom" Peter said "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.".
Alex, who will you stand with? Charles Stanley or Jesus? Billy Graham or Peter? John MacArthur or Paul, who explained what happens in baptism.
1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
If you read the words that the Scriptures use about baptism, you must come to the conclusion that it is far more important than what modern Bible teachers allow. The Acts 2 passage alone is proof of the anti-baptism conspiracy. The day the church began, Peter told the people how to get in. The New Testament never rescinded those instructions.
What about "the Sinners Prayer"? Nowhere to be found in Scripture. What about "asking Jesus into your heart"? Nowhere is this instruction given.
Commentaries and Bible dictionaries may disagree, but if it is not in the Biblical text, it is error. It is false doctrine. It is calling a wall a door. What more awesome conspiracy than to dupe millions that they are in the church, only to find too late that they never even got in the door.
What will you stand with, Bible truth, or the globalist religious booksellers?
Really, Alex. That comment did not need to be made at all. You should have just let the quote stand.
Save your efforts for the Bilderbergers and the CFR.