Difficult Baptism Verses

Entire denominations have been formed by the improper understanding of a few verses on baptism. Ignoring God's rules for understanding His word, men have searched for verses supporting their desired position. God provided them just such verses. Learn what these verses cannot possibly mean and how they must be understood.

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.

Mark 16:16
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

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.

Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

I Corinthians 15:29
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

Why Difficult Verses?

Why does the Bible have verses that sound like baptism is required for salvation? Verses that sound like we should be baptized for the dead? God intentionally wrote His word to cause confusion to those not willing to approach it properly (II Pet 3:16). The Bible is full of such deliberate traps.

Is God the Author of Confusion?
The answer may surprise you! Yes, God will confuse anyone who approaches Him wrongly. And He has written the Bible to confuse most men and reveal the truth to His elect.

Why did Jesus Speak in Parables?
Sunday School teachers say, "A parable is a simple earthly story teaching a heavenly meaning to help common people understand the truth." Have you heard this explanation?