1.     IN ORDER TO BE SAVED FROM PAST SINS, AND BECOME A CHILD OF GOD, WE MUST:

a. BELIEVE: JOHN 8:24,58; MARK 16:15,16 

     Is there authority from Christ to teach that we are saved by 'faith only'?

Scripture: ________________________________?

ROMANS 10:1-17; JAMES 2:14-26

b. REPENT: ACTS 17:30,31; LUKE 13:3; ACTS 2:38

c. CONFESS CHRIST: ROMANS 10:9,10; MATTHEW 10:32,33

d. BE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST (This is immersion in water) FOR the remission of past sins; JOHN 3:3-6; MARK 16:16; ACTS 2:38; 8:35-39; 10:47,48; 11:13,14; 16:14,15,30-33; 18:8; 19:3-5.

      This is where we are buried with Christ INTO His death: ROMANS 6:3-6.This is where we REACH His soul saving blood which washes away our past sins: REVELATION 1:5; ACTS 22:16.

      Therefore, when we are 'baptized into Christ', we 'put on' Christ: GALATIANS 3:26,27. This is the 'one baptism' spoken of in EPHESIANS 4:4-6

     This is the ONLY way we can get 'into' the 'body of Christ': I CORINTHIANS 12:13, which is His church: EPHESIANS 1:22,23, of which He is the Saviour: EPHESIANS 5:23.

     Is there authority from Christ to teach that we can get 'into' Christ by praying a 'sinner's prayer', and then He will save us?

Scripture:_________________________________?

     Yes, water baptism saves us, because God says it does! I PETER 3:20,21.

     But many today teach us that baptism does NOT save you, it is simply and OUTWARD SIGN OF AN INWARD CHANGE! Where does the New Testament teach this?

Scripture:_________________________________?

Dear Bible student, have you yet done these things according to the authority of your Creator? If not, are you yet saved in His sight? Allow God's Word to answer, not your feelings, or 'think So's'.

Why not then "SAVE YOURSELF": ACTS 2:40,41, and "PURIFY YOUR SOUL": I PETER 1:22 by responding to the pure Gospel call of the Saviour? Then you can truly begin your journey to heaven!

ANTARES