- Apr 18, 2017
I already explained to you that it’s a work of righteousness. Now why don’t you answer my questions instead of playing bad lawyer.
I'd probably refer to "water baptism" as a "work of faith" instead of a "work of righteousness" - although it can be called either......I just personally prefer "work of faith."
Water baptism as a "work of righteousness" has already been done and recorded in the body of Yeshua/Jesus Christ for us when John the Baptist water baptized Yeshua/Jesus in the Jordan River. When we receive Christ as Savior, we receive His Water Baptism in the Jordan River as our "work of righteousness."
When we get Water Baptized, it is a "work of faith" - evidence that we have repented from all our sins, believe and have received Jesus Christ as our Lord, Savior and King because Faith without Works is dead.
Works of Faith are works that prove our faith in Christ, and are NOT to be confused with "works required for salvation or to maintain salvation". - Yeshua/Jesus Christ did ALL "works of righteousness" required for us for salvation - there are NO MORE "works of righteousness" for us to do for salvation.
The works we do now as believers are "works of faith" that promote the Kingdom of God in the Earth.
So again, I personally think water baptism is a "work of faith," but we could disagree - and it really wouldn't matter......God still loves us and we're still and forever saved, loved and accepted in the Beloved.
Your posts are always a joy to read - they inspire me and cause me to go deeper and higher in the scriptures! Thank you!
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