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I once visited the practice of a College

basketball coach who coached for Bobby

Knight, Coach K from Duke. At the end of

his practice he “shared” Christ. He led

them in the Sinners prayer.


The problem that I have with the Sinner’s

Prayer is that it is not found anywhere in

the New Testament. Nor does anyone in the

New Testament or in the church of the

Bible ever come to Christ by repeating

some prayer. So since it is not in the

Bible, I cannot preach it or practice it.



I’ve been asked: I believe in God, live for

Jesus, why be baptized?


A. Peter inspired by the Holy Spirit said

to.

B. For the forgiveness of sins and the gift

of the Holy Spirit.

C. Every time we see someone come to Christ

after Jesus rose and ascended they were

promptly baptized.



Let me also tell you why you shouldn’t be

baptized-

A. If you think that it will be a quick

ticket to heaven.


B. If you are not planning on repenting and

turning your life around.


YOU CANNOT PREACH BAPTISM APART FROM

REPENTANCE! PREACHING BAPTISM AND LEAVING OUT

REPENTANCE IS USELESS, IGNORANT, AND A

MOCKERY OF GOD!


YOU CANNOT BE BAPTIZED WITHOUT FIRST

REPENTING. IF YOU DO, THEN YOU WERE NOT

BIBLICALLY BAPTIZED, YOU JUST GOT WET!