I've been debaptised - does that help?I urge all those who have not been saved to go to the nearest Church of Chrst and be baptized a live your life as God instructs us to. When ones asks, "What must I do to be saved?" we find that the Lord answers by telling us to:
1) Believe in Christ. Jesus said, "if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins" (John 8:24). This faith comes through hearing God's word (Romans 10:17). Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
2) Repent of your sins. To repent is to turn away from sin and wrongdoing and determine to live for Christ.It is a change of mind which results in a change of life. Some have equated repentance with sorrow, but it is more than that (II Corinthians 7:10). Jesus said, "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3, 5). Paul told those on Mars' Hill, "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent" (Acts 17:30).
3) Confess your faith in Christ. The Bible says, "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:10). The Ethiopian eunuch made this confession when he told Philip, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." (Acts 8:37). It is this confession which Christ said was the basis upon which the church was built (Matthew 16:16-18).
4) Be Baptized. Finally, we find that if one wishes to be saved, he will be baptized in water for the remission of sins. We see this happening in Acts 2:38, when after the people had heard the gospel (Acts 2:22), and believed that Jesus is "both Lord and Christ" (Acts 2:36), the people asked, "what shall we do?" (Acts 2:37). Peter's response was that they needed to "repent and be baptized ... for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38). On another occasion, after Philip "preached Jesus" to the eunuch (Acts 8:35); when "they came to a certain water," the eunuch asked, "what doth hinder me to be baptized?" (Acts 8:36). When he was told to believe in Christ, and he confessed his faith (Acts 8:37), "he (the eunuch) commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him" (Acts 8:38). The teaching of Philip and the response of the eunuch parallels not only Acts 2:36-38, but also Mark 16:15-16.
Friend, this is what the Bible says you must do to be saved. Don't delay any longer. Let us help you "put on Christ" (Galatians 3:27). Why not be saved from your sins today? "...behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (II Corinthians 6:2) "To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts" (Hebrews 3:15).
From the Southside Church of Christ.
PS for anyone interested debaptism ceremonies are held in Memphis regularly.