Holman Christian Standard Bible For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ like a garment. International Standard Version Indeed, all of you who were baptized into the Messiah have clothed yourselves with the Messiah. New American Standard For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Webster's Bible Translation For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. In fact it should give you more reason to do so.
Baptism doesn't completely erase our sinful natures, they will be with us till we die. But baptism does give us the promise of God's grace, receiving the Holy Spirit, having our sin washed away, salvation through Jesus Christ, a joining in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
I highly suggest you talk to your pastor about receiving baptism. Depending on your denomination the process can be quick, sometimes the same day, or it you might have to go through some discipleship classes first. Even if your denomination goes the immediate baptism on request route, feel free to explain your issues and see if your pastor can't help you out. Really a desire to be baptized is all you need.
If you were "ready", if you knew that you wouldn't sin any more Baptism is not based on how we feel, it is a an obedient response to the saving Grace of Jesus Christ. Don't delay if you have accepted Jesus as your saviour. Baptism is the start of the journey, not the high point or the end. Baptism isn't a promise that you'll never sin again, it's acknowledging that we are sinful and that we need His help.
I don't think anyone is ever ready for baptism. But God is always ready to receive us, and welcomes it. This year will be ten years since the terrorist attacks on our country on September 11, Those events changed our lives in large and small ways.
As a permanent deacon at that time, I began to pay more attention to the religion of Islam. A Muslim friend of mine helped me to understand something about Islam, and together we got involved in inter-religious ministry, between Muslims and Catholics, with the help and guidance of Bishop Aymond. That experience helped me to deepen my Catholic faith.
My friend, Ahmad, would invite me to attend Friday prayers at his mosque in Dallas. Before going to the mosque he would show me at his home how to make the ablutions that Muslims make before gathering for prayer in the mosque. Ablution means to wash or bathe with water. Islamic ablution helps us to understand how they see their relationship with God, or Allah, and how to approach him and communicate with him.
Be careful not to fall for the line that Muslims worship a different God. A better way to understand it is the way neighbors live in a neighborhood. Once when we moved into a new home neighbors told us we had the meanest man in town living next door to us. However, we found out that he was gruff, but probably the kindest man in town. Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. The person who plans to continue sinning is not ready to come to Jesus because man cannot come to God on man's terms, but only on God's terms.
If men and women are able to make smart decisions about who they decide to marry, do you honestly think that Almighty God makes foolish decisions about those He welcomes into His family? You are either ready to "keep it real" with God, or you're not. If you are not at that point yet by God's grace, then you are not yet ready to publicly declare your faith in Christ through baptism. Don't give up. Don't lose heart. Just repent of your sin Get The Christian Post newsletter in your inbox.
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Nigeria could be next Rwanda or Darfur if world doesn't act, advocates warn. Why This Is the Case The reason that these books are indecisive is that Scripture simply does not try to tell us the proper mode of baptism. They do not expect him to apply sola scriptura. It Would Be Nice. And we do. On the subject of baptism, it says: And concerning baptism, baptize this way: Having first said all these things, baptize into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in living water.
But if you have not living water, baptize into other water; and if you cannot in cold, in warm. But if you have not either, pour out water thrice upon the head into the name of Father and Son and Holy Spirit. Several Modes One of the striking things about this passage is that it offers several different options for how baptism is to be performed.Jun 24, · Many people choose to be baptized because of their emotions. They feel so moved at a service or so inspired watching others get baptized that they decide to be baptized as well. This is fine, but it's important to make sure you are willing to make the commitment being baptized requires. Being baptized is a big decision, and one only you can make.