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UNTAUGHT AND UNSTABLE? BY STEVE FINNELLWhy are there so many Christian denomination? Is there a direct correlation between multiple denominations and the untaught and unstable?1 Peter 3:15-16.....just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures to their own destruction.(NASB)QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UNTAUGHT AND UNSTABLE?Many in the denominational world deny that repentance and water baptism are essential to receive forgiveness of sins.Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NASB)Acts 2:38 And Peter replied, "Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall receive this gift, the Holy Spirit. (The Living Bible -Paraphrased)How is it possible to believe that the conjunction "and" does not connect repentance and water baptism as both being essential for the forgiveness of sin? [THE UNTAUGHT AND UNSTABLE DISTORT]How could anyone reach the conclusion the repentance is unnecessary for forgiveness?[THE UNTAUGHT AND UNSTABLE DISTORT]How is it that men teach that"for"in Acts 2:38 actually means, because your sins have already been forgiven? [THE UNTAUGHT AND UNSTABLE DISTORT]How can men interpret, for the forgiveness of "your" sins in Acts 2:38 to mean that men and infants alike should be baptized in water for the forgiveness of the sin Adam committed in the garden of Eden?[THE UNTAUGHT AND UNSTABLE DISTORT]THINGS THE APOSTLE PETER DID NOT SAY IN ACTS 2:38 NOR ANYWHERE ELSE IN SCRIPTURE .1. Peter did not say repentance was not essential to receive forgiveness from sins.2. Peter did not say water baptism was not necessary for forgiveness from sins.3. Peter did not say be baptized so you can be forgiven for the sin of Adam (original sin).4. Peter did not say be baptized because your sins have already been forgiven.5. Peter did not say your sins are forgiven by faith only; therefore you do not have to be baptized in water in order to receive salvation.6. Peter did not say you need to be baptized into your local church denomination.7. Peter did not say be baptized in water as a testimony of your faith to your community.In order to believe or teach these things you either have to be untaught, unstable or both. YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http//:steve-finnell.blogspot.com
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