Is Baptism For the Remission of Sin

TEXT:† Acts 2:38

INTRODUCTION:

A.††††† SIN IS A REALITY( Rom. 3:23;† 1 John 1:10 ).

B.††††† THE CONSEQUENCE OF SIN( Rom. 6:23;† Eph. 2:1 ).

C.††††† WE NEED OUR SINS TO BE REMOVED OR "REMITTED."

D.††††† TEXT TELLS US BAPTISM IS UNTO REMISSION OF SINS.† DOES THIS

††††††††† MEAN BAPTISM IS NECESSARY?

I.††††† QUESTION:† IS BAPTISM FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS?

A.††††† EXAMINE Mark 16:16 FOR THE ANSWER.

††††††††† 1.†††††† Doesn't say, "He that believeth and is saved can be baptized."

††††††††† 2.†††††† What does it say?† "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved."

††††††††† 3.†††††† Illustration:† My telephone† 1-602-898-3651.

†††††††††††††††††† Dial this and my phone will ring.† But it wonít if you donít dial the area code, what people often forget to do.

B.††††† EXAMINE( Acts 2:38 ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† vs. 36.† Peter accuses the Jews.

††††††††† 2.†††††† Their question:† "What shall we do?"† About what?

††††††††† 3.†††††† Peter's answer and explanation -> he gives the purpose.

††††††††† 4.†††††† Peter's use of the word "unto" or "for."† eis, "To denote purpose,

†††††††††††††††††† in order to,...for forgiveness of sin, so that sins might be

†††††††††††††††††† forgiven." ( Arndt and Gingrich Lexicon ).

††††††††† 5.†††††† Same wording used in Matthew 26:28 by Jesus.

II.†††† REMISSION OF SINS IS IN JESUS CHRIST.

A.††††† Eph. 1:5-7.† "...in whom we have our redemption..."

B.††††† Rom. 8:1.† "There is therefore no condemnation...IN Jesus."

C.††††† Col. 1:13-14.† "...in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins."

D.††††† Acts 4:12.

E.††††† HOW DOES ONE GET INTO CHRIST SO THAT REMISSION OF SINS CAN

††††††††† BE OBTAINED? ( Gal. 3:26-27;† Rom. 6:3-4 ).

III.††† SALVATION PROMISED ONLY TO THOSE WHO DO HIS WILL.

A.††††† Matt. 7:21.

B.††††† CHRIST'S WILL( Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:16 ).

C.††††† BAPTISM, THEREFORE, IS FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS.

IV.†† SAUL WAS A PENITENT BELIEVER, AND ASKED WHAT

††††††† WAS LEFT FOR HIM TO DO.

A.††††† Acts 22:10.† "WHAT SHALL I DO, LORD?"

B.††††† "IT WILL BE TOLD THEE."

C.††††† WHEN WAS PAUL SAVED?

D.††††† ANANIAS WAS SENT TO TELL HIM.† WHAT DID ANANIAS TELL PAUL? ( Acts 22:16 ).

E.††††† THEREFORE, BAPTISM IS FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS.

CONCLUSION: THE CONCLUSION IS NATURAL.