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If Baptism Was Not Necessary



If Baptism Was Not Necessary
Author: Mark V. Markov

If baptism was not necessary
Jesus would've not mentioned it
If baptism was not necessary
Apostle Peter would've not said
"Repent and be baptized"

Philip would've just said to the Ethiopian
Say Jesus come into my heart
And you're saved by grace
That is all you need.

The book of Acts
Tells us of His disciples
Baptizing everyone
Baptizing all those who came to believe
Because Jesus Christ said
Go into the world and baptize

They all would've just said
Like some people now days like to say
An out of context verse
"We're not saved by works
lest we shall boast"

Nobody in the book of Acts
Denied baptism
No one called it works
Apostle Paul himself
Got baptized
When he believed
And accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior

To say the sinners prayer
And accepting Jesus Christ into your heart
Is a good start
It is a sign of repentance
A sign of changing your life
Yet as Apostle Peter said
It is also followed by
Getting baptized

Once You accept Jesus Christ as your Lord
You need to fully trust him
He always knows
what is best for us
We need to live by His instruction
All of our life
We need to have obedience to Him as our Lord

If baptism was not necessary
Jesus would've not mentioned it
If baptism was not necessary
Apostle Peter would've not said
"Repent and be baptized"

Philip would've just said to the Ethiopian
Say "Jesus come into my heart"
And you're saved by grace
That is all you need.

The book of Acts
Tells us of His disciples
Baptizing everyone
Baptizing all those who came to believe
Because Jesus Christ said
Go into the world and baptize

No one in the book of acts
Told anyone
To only say the sinners prayer
And not get baptized
No one told anyone
You're saved by grace
Just believe that God exists
And that is all you need.

To truly call on His name
While you live on this earth
When you have time
Given to you by God
Is to trust Him fully
And obey Him fully as your Lord
And to live by His instruction
All of your life
To the best of your ability

If baptism was not necessary
Jesus would've not mentioned it
If baptism was not necessary
Apostle Peter would've not said
"Repent and be baptized"

Philip would've just said to the Ethiopian
Say Jesus come into my heart
And you're saved by grace
That is all you need.

The book of Acts
Tells us of His disciples
Baptizing everyone
Baptizing all those who came to believe
Because Jesus Christ said
Go into the world and baptize...



Ephesians 2:1-10 (ESV)


1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world,
following the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,
and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

5 even when we were dead in our trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness
toward us in Christ Jesus.

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing;
it is the gift of God,

9 not a result of works,
so that no one may boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


Mark 16:15-16 (ESV)

15 And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.


Mark 1:8 (ESV)
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Acts 2:38 (ESV)

And Peter said to them,
"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.


Acts 2:41 (ESV)

So those who received his word were baptized,
and there were added that day about three thousand souls.


Acts 8:12 (ESV)

But when they believed Philip as he preached good news
about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ,
they were baptized, both men and women.


Acts 8:16 (ESV)

for he had not yet fallen on any of them,
but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.


Acts 8:26-

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip,
"Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."
This is a desert place.

27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch,
a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians,
who was in charge of all her treasure.
He had come to Jerusalem to worship

28 and was returning, seated in his chariot,
and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

29 And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot."

30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked,
"Do you understand what you are reading?"

31 And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?"
And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

32 Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:

"Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opens not his mouth.
33
In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth."

34 And the eunuch said to Philip, "About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this,
about himself or about someone else?"

35 Then Philip opened his mouth,
and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.

36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said,
"See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?"

38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water,
Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

39 And when they came up out of the water,
the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away,
and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.

40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through
he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
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Mark V. Markov

Mark Vladimir Markov [ˈmɑːrˌkɔːf] A Poet, Teacher, Theologian, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Photographer. more…

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