© 2010 • Hillcrest Church of Christ
by Danny Boggs
Are you a disciple of Jesus? “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19-20).
Are you saved? “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16). “…Baptism now saves you…” (1 Peter 3:21).
Are your sins forgiven? “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).
Have your sins been washed away? Have you called on the name of the Lord? “And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name” (Acts 22:16).
Have you been buried with Christ and raised to a new life? “Do you not know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:3-4).
Are you a child of God? Have you clothed yourself with Christ? “For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27).
No earnest person wants to answer “No” to any of these questions. No thinking person can answer “Yes” without being baptized. The Scriptures are unequivocal. Many sincere souls have been eternally victimized by an incomplete gospel. Is something missing in your obedience to the gospel? We can help.