Friday, June 13, 2014

Just As He Told Us To Do!

The last couple of days, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've addressed the issue of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers who were shot.

I've been praying for those officers, who were shot and to date, have survived.  They need healing, to be sure.  So, if you believe in prayer, please join me in praying for them.  Thank you.  May God bless you...

If you haven't read those past entries, I would suggest you go back and read about the funeral service in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.  And, check out the music entry I wrote about.

I felt blessed hearing that music, during the funeral service.  Even though the loss of those officers was heartbreaking.

As I mentioned previously, born-again RCMP member Dave Ross' pastors, a chaplain and a brother-in-law spoke about Dave, his family, and his love for Christ. 

For this, I praise God.  Not just because all were told of Dave's relationship with Christ, but because his pastor, gave a gospel message within his speaking time.  Hallelujah!

Giving a gospel message is a very important thing to do.

That's not my opinion.  That's what Jesus told us to do!

Just as we read in Mark 16:15-16, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

See!  Jesus told us to go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 

He also told us that anyone who believes and is baptized, shall be saved. 

Unfortunately, anyone who doesn't believe, shall be damned.  Meaning, that they will not be saved. 

This brings up a thought that is upsetting to some people. 

Some people are improperly taught.  Some preachers/teachers teach that even if baptism is obtained as an infant, they have fulfilled what is required.

However, if you read the Bible verses again, you'll see that Jesus didn't say, be baptized and at some point in your life, believe.  No.

He first said we need to believe... and afterwards told us to be baptized.  By doing so, we are being obedient to our Lord's direction.

I've been what I call... double-dipped.  Just like many other believers, I know.

As an infant, my parents had me baptized, even though I didn't request it.  So, once I made God the main focus of my life, and read my Bible regularly, I decided to become obedient to Jesus, and be baptized.

All I can say, is... hallelujah!  Thank You, Jesus, for saving me!

Are you saved? 

Did you become a believer and then elect to be baptized?

If you are a believer and haven't yet been baptized after coming to Christ, I would suggest you do it.  It certainly won't hurt to be double-dipped, and be obedient to what Jesus told us we need to do.

It will confirm to Christ, that you are obedient to His calling.  And, you will then be sure that you are saved.  Hallelujah!

Until next time...

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