Our Wordless Proclamation

baptism-1Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4

Is water baptism essential to salvation? No, and in some instances, it is not possible to baptize a new believer. My brother-in-law accepted Christ on his deathbed, and he met our Savior face-to-face without being baptized.

If baptism is not required for salvation, why then should we be baptized? In Matthew 28:19, Jesus told us to lead people to Him and baptize them in His name. When we accept Christ, we are baptized by the Spirit. Water baptism is symbolic of being buried and rising again to new life. It is an act of obedience – a public profession of our identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Every time I see a baptism, I think of Christ’s water baptism by John the Baptist, and I ponder His sacrifice for us, as well as His victory over death, hell, and the grave.

We are ending the fall sports season. When a team wins consistently, we believe that they will continue to win. Jesus’ perfect record reminds us that we are on the winning team. No matter what Satan throws at the church, as a body and as individuals, we will always be victorious through Christ. Don’t listen to those who would discourage you. Believe Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

Father, please give us confidence as a church that You are with us and will never leave us. Help us to do Your will.

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About Robin Helm

Robin Helm has published all three volumes of The Guardian Trilogy, Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy. She has also published two Regency short stories. She and her husband have two daughters, the elder a Navy nurse stationed in Guam and deployed aboard the USMS Mercy, and the younger a fourth grade teacher. They live in South Carolina with their Yorkie, Tobey, Maltese teacup, Chloe. Ms. Helm graduated with a BA from Piedmont International University. She is a member of the Delta Epsilon Chi honor society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the scholarship faculty of the United States Achievement Academy.
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2 Responses to Our Wordless Proclamation

  1. Donna Bailey says:

    Beautifully stated, as always, Robin! Blessings, Donna B.

Why yes, we DO want a piece of your mind. ;-)

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