October 8, 2017
Senior Pastor Mike Cox preaches during the second service on the topic The Cry Of Desperation.... Watch Sermon
The only grounds upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance from the heart for his sins that he has committed. A broken and contrite heart He will not despise (Psalm 51:17). John preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and before His ascension He commanded that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47). Peter fulfilled this command on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38).
Luke 13:3 “I tell you, nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
Acts 3:19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
The scriptural mode of baptism is immersion, and is only for those who have fully repented, having turned from their sins and from the love of the world. It should be administered by a duly authorized minister of the Gospel in obedience to the Word of God and in the name of Jesus Christ, according to the Acts of the apostles, thus obeying and fulfilling Matthew 28:19.
Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Acts 8:16 “For as yet He was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”
Acts 10:48 “And he commanded them to be baptized in the name lf the Lord.”
Acts 19:5 “When they heard this they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”
Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”
John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11 said, “…He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.”
Acts 1:5 “”…ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”
Acts 2:4 “…and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” The terms “baptized with the Holy Ghost,” “filled with the Holy Ghost,” and “gift of the Holy Ghost” are synonymous terms which are interchangeable in the Bible.
The basic and fundamental doctrine is the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.
Acts 2: 4, 38 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Verse 38, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
John 3:5 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
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