Sinner vs. Baptism

The Condition of the Sinner and the Role of Baptism

“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” – Jesus  (Mark 16:16)

1. Condition of the Sinner                                                                

In sin – “all have sinned” Romans 3:23

Role of Baptism                                                                              

For the remission (forgiveness) of sins - “Repent and be  baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the  remission of sins” Acts 2:38

2. Condition of the Sinner                                                

Conscience defiled – “their mind and conscience is defiled”  Titus 1:15

Role of Baptism                                                                    

Sprinkles hearts from an evil conscience – “draw near with a  true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled  from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed  with pure water” Hebrews 10:22

3. Condition of the Sinner                                                          

Filthy – “we are all as an unclean thing” Isa. 64:6

Role of baptism                                                                      

Washes – “arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins,  calling on the name of the Lord” Acts 22:16

4. Condition of the Sinner                                                          

Dead – “we were dead in sins” Eph. 2:5

Role of Baptism

Buries and raises to new life – “Buried with him in baptism,  wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith” Col. 2:12

5. Condition of the Sinner                                                         

Child of Satan – “the children of the devil” 1 John 3:10

Role of Baptism                                                                                

A new birth as a child of God –“be born of water and of the  Spirit” John 3:5

6. Condition of the Sinner                                                    

Without Christ – “ye were without Christ” Eph. 2:12

Role of Baptism                                                                            

Puts on Christ – “as many of you as have been baptized into  Christ have put on Christ” Gal. 3:27

7. Condition of the Sinner                                                    

Receives no mercy – “without mercy” Hebrews 10:28

Role of baptism                                                                          

Means of receiving mercy – “according to his mercy he saved  us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy  Ghost” Titus 3:5

8. Condition of the Sinner                                                    

Destined for vengeance – “In flaming fire taking vengeance on  them” 2 Thes. 1:8

Role of Baptism                                                                              

For salvation – “baptism doth now save us” 1 Peter 3:21


Save yourselves from this untoward generation.  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized. Acts 2:40-41