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  • Should I believe in His baptism along with His cross to be saved?
  • If you don't believe in Jesus' baptism, it is for sure that you have sin in your heart. The apostle John said, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:8). If you say that you have no sin even though you still do since you don't believe in the baptism of Jesus, it is an act of going against your own conscience and the truth is not in you. The conviction of salvation emerges when we obtain the forgiveness of sins and receive the Holy Spirit as a gift by believing in Jesus' baptism and the Cross.

    The apostle Paul said, ". . . a different gospel, which is not another . . ." (Galatians 1:7). Nothing but the gospel of water and the Spirit that the apostles received from Jesus and preached to people can save us from all our sins. If we don't believe in the gospel of water and the Spirit, which the apostles preached, we still have sin in us.

    How could we live with the conviction of salvation when we still have sin in us? When we behave well in front of God, we're sure that we have joy and conviction of salvation in us, while we lack conviction and are afraid because of the burden of sin in our hearts when we sin. It is a salvation based on the thoughts and emotions of our own, but not the one that God approves. The salvation based on one's own thoughts is to become gradually sanctified by imploring for the forgiveness of sins every day.

    Those who believe in this false salvation think that they'll be saved at last some day, if they maintain a holy life, asking for forgiveness every day and keeping the law by deeds. Nevertheless, they're still sinners if they haven't laid their sins on Jesus through the faith in the baptism of Jesus. The salvation that God has made is a perfect salvation, which tells us that Jesus took away all the sins of the world through His baptism by John in the Jordan and blotted them out on the Cross.

    Thus, the apostle John said, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). If all our sins hadn't been forgiven through the gospel of water and the Spirit for not knowing it, we have to confess in front of the Lord that we're still sinners although we believe in Him and that we are destined to hell for our sin cannot be washed away without the gospel of water and the Spirit how much slight the sin is. This is a true confession of sin. When we confess like that, the gospel of water and the Spirit washes away all our sins at once and makes us righteous.

    Now is the acceptable time. Anyone who hears and believes in the gospel of Jesus' baptism and the Cross is saved from all his sins, becomes righteous, and has a strong faith that he is always ready to enter the kingdom of heaven whenever the Lord may come. Our conviction, doctrines, and theology cannot save us from all our sins. Those are simply a cunning trick that the devil has put into the thoughts of human being. We should get back to the gospel of water and the Spirit and receive the true Jesus' salvation from sins in our hearts. This is to love Him and His work.

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