What does "born of water and the Spirit" mean?

This question comes from John 3:5 and is asked in response to those who twist this passage to be in harmony with man-made false doctrine. Does this passage teach the necessity of water baptism or is "born of water" talking about a physical birth? We answer that question in this Bible Q-n-A video. … [Read more...]

The Necessity Of Water Baptism

  Question #11: Where Does The Bible Teach That Water Baptism Is Required In Order To Have One’s Sins Forgiven? The "Church of Christ" teaches that a sinner is forgiven of sin when he is baptized in water by a CoC elder. Where does the Bible teach that water baptism is required in order to have one's sins forgiven? The part of the statement referring to baptism requiring the participation of an elder is false. Whether the questioner included this clause out of ignorance or purposeful … [Read more...]

God’s Second Law Of Pardon

Question #6: How Is A Person Forgiven Of Sin After They Have Been Baptized? If as a Christian I can fall and "lose my salvation," is it possible to regain it? If so, how? If God "takes away" my salvation, doesn't that make Him an "Indian giver"? How could I ever know for sure that I was saved or lost? Some of the comments in the above “question” are redundant with number 5. I have already answered the “Indian giver” accusation against God in the last entry. I have also already answered the … [Read more...]

Magic Word Baptism?

Is it what the "baptizer" says or is it what the "baptized" believes that is important? I answer that question in this video. Magic Word Baptism? from Norm Fields on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

The Truth About Baptism

In this clip I continue a discussion about baptism raised by a live caller. She had expressed her desire to study the biblical doctrine of baptism because what she was reading didn't match what her preacher was telling her. Try as they might, denominationalists just can get around this clear biblical doctrine. The Truth About Baptism from Norm Fields on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Arguing With God

Question #4: Why Is It Possible For A Person To Be Lost After Being Baptized? If my past sins are forgiven when I am baptized in water, and it is possible for me to "lose my salvation" and go to hell after being baptized, then wouldn't my best chance of going to heaven be to drown in the baptistry ? !! - before I had a chance to sin so as to be lost again? If I wanted to be absolutely sure of heaven, isn't that my best opportunity? This “question” presents a pretty pessimistic view … [Read more...]

Baptism – Don’t Die Without It!

Question #3: What If I Died Before I Could Get To The Water For Baptism? If the water pipes broke and the baptistry was bone dry, would my salvation have to wait until the plumber showed up? If I were to die before then, would I go to hell? If obedience to water baptism is the means of forgiveness of sins, then I would. This “question” is an attempt to raise doubt over the biblical teaching on baptism by appealing to emotionalism. It produces a negative emotional response to contemplate … [Read more...]

Who Baptized You?

This is a continuation of "Kyle's Questions." There were several questions submitted and so I have given Kyle his very own category. To get a complete listing of the answer to all the questions click the category link. Question #2: Does A Person Have To Be Baptized By A Preacher Or Elder Of The Church Of Christ In Order To Be Saved? If a "Church of Christ" elder refuses to baptize me, will I be lost until I can find one who will? Do I need Jesus AND a CoC "preacher" in order to be saved? … [Read more...]

Holy Spirit Baptism?

Q: Does Holy Spirit Baptism Still Occur? What Is The Baptism By Fire? First we will deal with the baptism of fire. … [Read more...]