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Scripture… As We Live It #83

Posted by on Dec 6, 2009 in as we live it, scripture | 1 comment

This is the 83rd passage in “Scripture… As We Live It“:

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved; and if you are baptized in the proper manner and partake of the Lord’s Supper in the right way and become a member of the right kind of church organization and give a portion of your money to that church and profess doctrinal agreements with us and do anything else that we deem appropriate, then we will treat you as if you are saved. (Romans 10:9 re-mix)

(Thanks to my friend Lew for the inspiration behind this passage!)

(Please read the first post for an explanation of this series.)

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  1. 12-6-2009

    The red portion may be true as far as some segments of the Church of Christ, but the black portion does not represent all that is involved in salvation. There is no single verse that gives the complete scope of salvation. Any single verse must be understood in light of the whole Bible. Otherwise you can require baptism as the Church of Christ does with their one verse:
    Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.