Originally Posted by homesell
Yes sndbay, I know the bible says we must be born again. Without a doubt. What I said was the bible does not say we must be born again of water and the spirit.
Do you believe you must be baptized into Christ as written in (Gal 3:27) because I believe baptism was suffered by Christ unto the act of righteousness, and thus allowing us as in the image of God. That image of God is what we were created to be. Every step of the way in Christ was exampled unto us as the way. And this molds us to HIS way for Live verses death. Baptism is being buried in Christ, dead in Christ and the sins of this world. So we are able to rise as He was raised. Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours
; and their works do follow them
. the dead= baptized in the Lord
Rest in their labours = assurance and trust in what they do in Christ
Works follow them = reward of promise Hebrews10:35-36
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.