Strange Baptist Doctrine
| Before me is
an ad that appeared in our local paper written by the pastor of the
Cornerstone Baptist Church where he boasts of his "famous message
preached on baptism" which helped to lead thirty souls to know the
Lord. In his sermon he denied baptism to be necessary for salvation.
I find it strange one can lead someone to know the Lord by teaching them to disobey what Christ and the apostles taught for salvation.
After all man's ranting and raving, the Bible still teaches baptism as a condition for salvation (Mk. 16:16); for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38), to wash away sins (Acts 22:16), to be born again (John 3:5), to get into Christ (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3,4), for salvation (1 Pet. 3:21), to enter the body, the church (1 Cor. 12:13), and an apostolic command (Acts 10:48). When Paul taught there was one baptism (Eph. 4:5) it was water baptism that was being practiced (Acts 8:38; 10:47; 1 Pet. 3:20).
So one must choose to follow the Lord or the Baptist pastor. I encourage you obey Christ (Heb. 5:9). You will want to hear the lessons on baptism on this web site.