Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Roland Everett!

Today our son turns two years old. (Just for perspective, he was just 5 months old when we became his legal parents). Another birthday missed and the start of another holiday season with an incomplete family. A couple of nights ago I had a dream about Roland. It was a pleasant one, not like the usual dreams where there are endless things keeping us apart. We were playing and snuggling on the bed and Roland was smiling and we were gazing into each other's eyes and everything was right. Just as all good dreams end too soon, this one was sucked away from me by waking and I was forced to face the world and all it's bitter realities feeling hollow. It is so painful to yearn to hold your child and not be able to. I am still praying for the day that the depressingly quiet, empty void in our home and hearts will be filled with a full- of- life toddler named Roland and that he will finally be able to experience all the love his mom and dad have for him. Happy Birthday, sweet little Roland. Your parents love you and miss you every day.

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    Do people learn error by prayerfully searching the Scriptures or are they mislead by skilled professionals?

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

    Why do men believe that repent and be baptized for the remission of sins actually means repent and be baptized because your sins have already been forgiven?

    Why do men believe that the three thousand on the Day of Pentecost received the gift of the Holy Spirit before they repented and were baptized?

    A. Do they prayerfully searched the Scripture?
    B. Do they read it in a Bible commentary?
    C. Do their preachers teach it to them?

    Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (NKJV)

    It takes a talented teacher to convince men that Jesus did not teach the being saved followed baptism.

    Acts 22:16 'And now why are you waiting ? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.' (NKJV)

    Only a master of deception can convince men that Saul had his sins washed away, by faith alone, three days prior on the road to Damascus.
    No man can believe that by reading the Scriptural accounts. (Acts 9:1-19, Acts 22:1-16, Acts 26:12-18)

    No honest person can claim that they realized that water baptism was not essential to being saved by prayerfully searching the Scriptures.

    It is essential to have skilled professionals, masters of deception, kings of ruses in order to convince men the water baptism is not essential in order to be saved.

    You can only be tricked into believing that baptism is not in order to the forgiveness of sins.