Many have asked, “is baptism necessary to be saved?” Believer’s baptism is an important act in the Christian faith and is only performed once in a believer’s lifetime. There is no salvation in the act of baptism, nor is salvation lost without baptism. It is only performed after a person, young or old, decides to become a believer in Jesus Christ. Though not required for salvation, baptism is an outward expression of faith. Ministry of John the Baptist The Bible records John the Baptist as performing baptism, most notably, in the Jordan......
To the believer, not only does God exist but proof abounds and is evident all around us, from the farthest reaches of the universe to the tiniest genetic particle within us. To non-believers, “Does God exist?” is the question of the ages, relying on science or math for validity. Christians do not rely on any tangible or analytical proof. They believe through faith in God, who is the creator of all science and math. Does God Exist in Theory Only? It may take more effort in denying the existence of God exist......
Author: Earl Taylor After his dad gave him a New Testament prior to entering the Marine Corp, Dave Martin has an opportunity to come nose to nose with his sergeant over the most important book in the world. Read how David Martin has held onto the most important book of all, the Bible. I left for the Marines in 1952. My dad, a Gideon, took me aside before I left and handed me a pocket New Testament. “Son,” he said directly, “Read this book every day. It is the most important book......
So much pain in the world and human suffering are not of God, but rather, direct results of sin that entered our world in the Garden of Eden so long ago. Ours is a loving God and He does not want us to endure pain and suffering alone. Pain and suffering can cause us to grow closer to God and many have turned to God under these circumstances. As believers, we seek His comfort, His help, and our pain is eased knowing that He is with us and in control. Much Pain......