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Baptism In The Epistles
Paul makes it clear, there is only one baptism in Eph 4:5, so why the confusion over baptism?
Paul says there is ONE, so it must be the one he teaches in 1 Cor. 12:13 and Rom. 6:3.
It's dry and performed by the Spirit baptizing you into Christ. This is the baptism that saves you. Not water baptism of any kind.
If you can see this then you have succeeded at making the leap of scriptural understanding that the information Jesus gave to Paul supersedes the information found in OT books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
If you do not see this then you are stuck trying to reconcile the multiple baptisms taught in the Lords earthly ministry with the single baptism in Eph. 4:5.

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Who is speaking? to whom are they speaking?
Matt 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto THEM When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
Apparently Jesus is speaking, and he is speaking to pharisees and sadducees.
Which are you? Pharisee, sadducee, or a member of the Church, the Body of Christ?

Baptism Spiritual Effects
Matt 28:19-20 was the great kingdom commission given to the twelve judges of the coming kingdom (Mat 19:28). It's missing the gospel of the grace of God.
Most don't know these were not the final words of Jesus. He sent another Apostle to minister under a higher commission with a greater gospel. (2 Cor 5:18)
Instead of gospel of the kingdom, baptism, and observance to the law, Paul was given a ministry of reconciliation to preach the gospel of the grace of God, explaining how ALL men, without law, water baptism, and a covenant could receive forgiveness and eternal life through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Paul was the first to take the gospel of the mystery meaning of the cross work of Christ.

Baptism Spiritual Effects
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Baptism In The Epistles
When believers are baptized by the Spirit into the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13), we are baptized into the death of Christ.
His death, becomes our death (Rom 6:6). His resurrection, becomes ours (Rom 6:8). Without this baptism into the Lords death, we are yet in our sins.
This baptism is necessary for us to be saved.
If we follow the Lord, we must follow Him in his second baptism, as the Spirit baptizes us into Christs death to be saved by Gods grace.
Perhaps baptism has turned into such a divisive doctrine, because we have forgotten that the Lord was baptized twice, and the second is where we should pay attention.
The baptism of Christ unto death is what matters for us not his baptism into water.

Baptism In The Epistles
Paul says there is only one baptism. Common sense tells us it must be the one baptism Paul teaches. Found in 1 Cor 12:13 and Rom 6:3.
It is dry and performed by the Spirit baptizing you into Christ. This is the one baptism that saves you. It is not water baptism of any kind.
If you can see this then you have succeeded at making the leap of scriptural understanding that the information Jesus gave to Paul for the Church supersedes the information given to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, for the nation of Israel.
If you don't see this then you are stuck trying to reconcile the multiple baptisms taught in the Lords earthly ministry with the single baptism in Eph 4:5.

Baptism In The Epistles
Baptism into Christ is identification with Christ. We become crucified with Christ, never touching water (Gal 2:20).
Water baptism never symbolized death, but cleansing, as in (Mark 1:4). In the present dispensation of grace, our sins are forgiven through the blood of Christ through his death.
There's only one baptism Paul says is necessary, excluding water or a man to perform it. It's performed by God when we believe the gospel of the death and resurrection of Christ (Eph 4:5).
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. Col 2:12
If you think baptism must always include water, then you are a little wet behind the ears.

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I've voted in national elections for about 60 years.
Never did I see a candidate, Dem, Rep,or Independant that I would vote for to be a pastor.
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Not A Church Member
All Christians are members of one true church, simply known as the Body of Christ.
We are saved from sin and death when we trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and his bodily resurrection. His sinless blood pays for our sins, earns forgiveness, and gives us eternal life.
Salvation is the gift of God by grace. It is not a product of Popes water baptism, confession, good works, church membership.

Baptism Gone Wrong
Since Paul makes it clear there is only one baptism in Eph 4:5, why is there such a hullabaloo over baptisms?
If Paul says there is only one then it must be the one baptism Paul teaches. It is found in 1 Cor 12:13 and Rom 6:3.
It's dry and performed by the Spirit baptizing you into Christ. This is the baptism that saves. It is not water baptism of any kind.
If you don't see this then you are stuck trying to reconcile the multiple baptisms taught in the Lords earthly ministry with the single baptism in Eph 4:5.
Right division opens eyes

Baptism Gone Wrong
While many argue over the merits, mode, and method of water baptism, the one baptism of the mystery church into Christ requires no water and is largely neglected.
It's this ONE(not two or three) baptism of every believer into Christ that is responsible for our identity in Christ, our resurrection, our new ministry, our communion, and our inheritance with the Lord.
Right division opens eyes

What Are Lords Commandments
The law of God is holy, just, and good. It's perfect, a reflection of Gods holiness. But, it's the last thing you want in front of you at the final judgment.
The purpose of the law is to expose sin. Sin deserves death and that means you lose at the judgment. Being subject to it will hurt you not help you because you are part of sinful humanity. (Gal 3:10)
Even if God had given just one commandment you would fail to keep it just as your father before you. (Rom 5:12)
Ten Commandments are like an army aiming its weapons on the target which is your soul. If you didnt break the first one there are nine more to hold you accountable.

What Is A Doctrine
There is terrible doctrinal disunity in the church in large part due to a failure to recognize the greater commission given to the apostle Paul to us-ward in this dispensation (Eph 3:1-9).
By failing to distinguish Pauls ministry of the mystery of Christ to all men from the ministry of the Twelve apostles to prophetic Israel, commision confusion ensues.
Divisions are created when a doctrine to Israel is combined with a mystery truth. There are hundreds of combinations of these wrong admixtures, there are hundreds of churches.
Separating prophecy and mystery promotes unity around sound doctrine. The Lord teaches us that unity any other way is not worth having.

How God Saves People
We are saved by trusting the gospel of our salvation, the best explanation being 1 Cor 15:1-4, not by faith in feelings, churches, popes, religious systems, good works, hard work, church going, angels, miracles, or any of the millions of things people of faith believe.
The gospel of our salvation is the finished work of Christ on our behalf (Eph1:13).
One thing saves. Only one faith is acceptable. Only one faith was taught by Paul as the gospel. That is faith in Christs death for our sins, his physical burial, and literal resurrection for our eternal life.
Christs cross work is what saves. Is your faith in that?

What Is A Doctrine
The Bible defines doctrine as instruction, knowledge, or content of what is taught. (Prov 4:1-2 Isa 28:9a)
The Bible says there are many doctrines in the world and it could be easy for the unstable to be carried away with unsound doctrine. Ephesians 4:14 says to be established in the Word of God.
We should study to shew ourselves approved unto God learning the doctrine of God found in the Bible. Paul instructs
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 1Tim 4:13
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Tim 3:16

How God Saves People
If you don't know Gods will you cannot live a life in Christ. Ignorance of Gods will condemns us to death.
If you are ignorant of Gods will, and continue to say you are living your life for the Lord, you are deceiving yourself.
Truth is you are doing your own will, and calling it Gods. This is rebellion.
Right division points you to Gods plainly revealed will in the Bible.
Learn Gods will: 1 Tim 2:4, Eph 1:9-10, Eph 3:8-10, 1 Thess 4:3, and 1 Thess 5:16-18.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:16

How God Saves People
Truly, there are different gospels in the Bible.
Israel and the Church, the mystery body, are not the same. Works were required under the law, but not required under grace.
The mystery of Christ and salvation was hidden from ages and generations past until revealed to the apostle Paul.
Salvation from sin couldn't be given to anyone apart from Gods grace.
God only can save. The only way he can save is by his grace. His grace is always merited by Christ and his work by the cross.
Salvation is available to all, but only given to those that believe.
This understanding of salvation is made plain in Pauls epistles, and is witnessed by (but hidden from) the law and the prophets (Rom 3:21).

Believe In God's Healing
Paul performed miracles, tongue talking, and healings, but Pauls message was more excellent than any of those great works (Phil 1:10, 1 Cor 13:13, Eph 2:4-7).
When Christians think that special miracles, healing, and powers are greater than understanding doctrine they are making the same mistake as those who crucified Jesus, jailed Peter, and persecuted Paul.
Today, there is no greater message than what the Lord revealed to the apostle Paul last of all.
The gospel of the grace of God testifies to Christ having done everything necessary for you already including blessing you with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.

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