In these "last days", i believe i have uncovered yet another very deceptive message being spread to the masses.
Not zitgiest (sp?), (though ive not had the interest to watch). Not the now rampent suggestions of the "pagan/mystical" origins of the Bible. Not
that God "is a meenie" or that Jesus somehow wasn't devine. After all, "these" claims have been around for quite some time, and are quite easy
for the Christian of understanding and knowlege to dispute.
Unfortunately the deception i am about to reference comes from the church itself, or most of them at very least. Which, with millions upon millions
being taught this, and from with-in the church, causes this to be much more difficult, or unlikely, to be accepted or brought to light.
This is a war ladies and gents., and what better place to attack/mislead, than the church itself, how-ever intentional, or "un".
I have only recently had this explained to me, while watching an early Sunday morning ministry entitled "Christian Viewpoint". John Butler Book,
(lol, a fitting name), an older and hardcore fundamentalist.
"Repent and be Baptized", (fully submersed), "For The Remission of Sins", as proclaimed by Jesus Himself, in the book of Acts.
In perspective, a proclaimation made "after" His death and resurrection. Not while He was hanging on the cross talking to the thief, or anytime in
...""And This Statement Was Made In Reference To What One Must Do To Be Saved""...
I have poised this question to many a minister, 99.99% of them simply not in agreement with this fact mentioned above. Then offering their many
views, opinions, scriptures, reasons, etc etc etc as to why it just is'nt so, (for salvation).
Well then "Why is this command given??!!",,i ask...
I tell you why, because it means what it says.
The story isn't quite as "basic" as you may believe, or been taught, i gaurantee..And i am "nottt" attempting to pull the wool over your
...as anyone should be aware, truth is generally the first casualty of war.
In this case, the truth of what one must do truely to be saved (?)..
The link to the video on this topic, well, i can no longer find. However, the .com though requiring some reading, should answer any questions to the
claim i am suggesting. "That water baptism, in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit, is commanded for eternal salvation".
I am familiar with all of the reasons given that this claim is false. I ask that you read the link above, "then" offer views why "it" is not the
My personal goal, only the quest for "truth", and not the quest of what is most "popular". No matter how "popular" the version may be..and
after reviewing this perspective of salvation, am leaning strongly towards, and feel it is something extremely important that every soul seeking
salvation need at very least, consider..
("Edit"),,ps., in the explanation given, there are a few references to "Catholisizm". I for one disregard those references, and simply adhere to
the scriptures given as "they" explain the message. (Besides, from what i understand, the Catholic ritual is the "sprinkling" of water, rather
than full submersion. Full submersion, (as in burial), being the "correct" method, as i gather).
[edit on 13-5-2008 by dirtusbagious]