The Importance Of. . .


Unless an individual who is in a capable, accountable state comes in contact with God’s Word in a form which  they  can  understand; salvation  cannot  occur.  Hearing is the starting  point  from which the whole plan  of  salvation  proceeds. Thus is the sending forth preachers of the word made necessary. (Romans 10:14,15)



Without its acceptance, even the Word of God is without power to save. Just as surely as Satan flees from the single, simple word “no”;  so too, will  God  not force an obedient faith upon anyone. Once again, we find the necessity of the word being preached. (Romans 10:17)



Repentance is the proof of the change of heart which is a vital element in the process of salvation. What you and I think or say about our commitment to Christ may have their places, but; only godly sorrow brings about the actual, active repentance necessary for salvation. (2 Corinthians 7:10) Our actions reveal our hearts. 


Anyone  not  willing  to admit  and  share  with  others  his  belief in what he has heard about  God,  His Word, and  His church; has neither truly  heard  nor believed; and, is in fact; incapable of progressing any further towards becoming a child of God.   Without confession we will never be partakers  of  any of  the  heavenly benefits  in  Christ. (Matthew 11:32,33)



For whatever motivation they may have to try to  deny  its  place  in the scheme  of  redemption; those who  would  argue against baptism and its  proper  form  and  administration, can only find themselves with but a single choice to make: to follow scripture or not.  Thus,  all  must accept  that  salvation  is not outside of what is found in God’s Word. (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15,16) 

 "And why call ye me

 Lord, Lord,

and do not the things

which I say?"
{ Luke 6:46 }