Does Water Save?

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A tract refuting baptismal regeneration as taught by the “Church of Christ” (Campbellites).

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Some supplementary info which is not found in the tract itself:

Campbellites teach salvation is a 4 step process of works:

“1. Repent
2. Believe
3. Confess
4. Be baptized”

By “Repent,” they mean “Repent of your sins,” and by “Be baptized,” they mean “Be baptized in water (by a ‘Church of Christ’ elder).”

The only legitimate use of the term “Repent of your sins” in relation to salvation could be in reference to changing your mind about whether you have sins that Jesus died for (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), which is not an “action” that you consciously take to get salvation, but is simply learning what to believe to be saved.  Though campbellites surely attach much more to repentance than that.  Depending on the context, saying “Repent” is the same as saying “Start believing” or “Get saved.”  Believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth also begin at the same time, so, contrary to campbellite literature, “Repent,” “Believe,” and “Confess” are all the SAME STEP.  (See the booklets “What is Repentance” and “Sinners’ Prayers” from DayStar Publishing.)

And the campbellites’ “step 4” has no place at all in our salvation.  They add step 4 because they are unable or unwilling to distinguish between water-baptism and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and they are unable or unwilling to acknowledge that verses in the New Testament must be rightly divided (2 Timothy 2:15) and don’t all apply at the same time or to the same people.

It’s ironic that campbellites claim Acts 2:38 is the plan of salvation, because it doesn’t match their own literature.

Acts 2:38 does NOT say “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, believe, confess, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

It says “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

The so-called “Church of Christ” doesn’t believe Acts 2:38 for one second.  They believe a fictional Acts 2:38 which only exists in their perverted minds.