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.
Is the remission of sins dependent on repentance and baptism? And if so, in what sense? For we know that Jesus shed His blood for the remission of sins (Matt 26:28; Rom 3:25; Heb 10:18).
Catholics and the Church of Christ and many others require baptism in order to go to heaven. How do you explain this verse?
What does this verse have to do with baptism?
How do you explain this verse? How will you answer the Campbellite?
Have you ever been confronted by a Mormon about this verse? They believe in baptism for dead relatives, who didn’t have a chance to meet Joe Smith, their founder.
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.
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.
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?