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2 Kings 5, Naaman obeyed God and by faith was cleansed.
“What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?” – James 2:14. No, a dead faith cannot save anyone, which is why an unbeliever will never submit to the Will of God in being washed of sins born again a new creature in Christ (Rom. 6:3-4) added to His church (Acts 2:47, Rom. 16:16).
Sadly, many lost souls have clung to the erroneous ideology deceiving them into trusting a false doctrine concocted by the minds of men (Pro. 14:12). They’ve been willfully trained into seeing words in their minds that are not written in the Bible (Mt. 15:14). Let us have a quick examination of the apostle Paul…
“A highly respected Jew, Ananias by name, came and restored Paul’s sight. This man informed Saul that God had chosen him to know his will, to see the Righteous One, i.e., the resurrected Jesus, and to hear his voice. Saul’s future role would be to bear witness to all people of what he had seen and heard, to Jew and Gentile alike. He was then instructed to “arise, and be immersed” (v. 16). The second verb is in a grammatical form that suggests “have yourself immersed.” The decision for baptism (full immersion in water) has to be made by the candidate himself—not another (as in the case of infant baptism). The purpose was to “wash away your sins.” Immersion puts one in contact with Christ’s blood, the ultimate cleansing agent (Heb. 9:14; Eph. 5:26). In this act, one if “calling on [Christ’s] name” (Acts 2:21, 38). His baptism was not a “sign” of cleansing already received; such an allegation is a serious perversion of truth.” – Wayne Jackson, A New Testament Commentary (www.christiancourier.com)
“Note several points in Rev. 22:14. (a) The mode of cleansing is by the Lamb’s blood (Rev. 7:14). (b) “Wash” is a present tense form, which reveals that one must continually access the cleansing blood of Jesus (1 Jn. 1:7). (c) By virtue of Christ’s sacrifice, the faithful have a “right” to the tree of life. We deserve nothing on our own merit; we can claim everything because of what he did!
We are saved by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). This is done when we submit to God’s will, the moment a repentant believer confessing Christ as his savior is immersed in water and washed “for the forgiveness of sins” (Acts 2:38).
Don’t die in your sins attending a “church” teaching not found in the Bible, repent of error and come hear truth on all matters of faith (Rom. 10:17). We love you and wish nothing more than to be a family helping each other towards heaven.
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