Is baptism necessary for salvation? When should it be done? Should infants be baptised? Should one be re-baptized in later years if one feels his first baptism was invalid? Should the living be baptized for the dead? What is the form for baptism? Sprinkling, pouring, or immersion? Can you be saved if you are not baptized? Who should do the baptizing? What if you were baptized by a man in whom you have since lost faith? Should you be baptized again? Here, from the pages of your own Bible, is the plain truth about water baptism.
But having answered all those questions and you having determined that YOU wish to be baptised, what is the process set out in scripture?
All your life, you have heard a message about the person of Jesus Christ, but you are NOT told about the MESSAGE He BROUGHT to this earth! The very first words he spoke were, “REPENT ye, and believe the gospel!” But what does it mean to repent? And what about all the preachers who say you need only BELIEVE on Jesus to be saved? Here is the little-understood three-part formula for salvation.
In this series of three Bible studies, Garner Ted Armstrong goes deeply into the three part formula for salvation as set out by the Apostle Peter in Acts 2:38. Be sure to go through each Bible study – Repentance, Baptism and the Receipt of the Holy Spirit – Parts 1,2 and 3.
Also read the below booklets from the garnertedarmstrong.org website booklet section or write for free copies.
“Is Water Baptism Required for Salvation?”
“The Three Part Formula for Salvation”
Also check out all the booklets in the subject heading “Salvation” on the garneredarmstrong.org website.