Actually, I think you skipped over every question I asked you in that post you just responded to here. Can't you answer those questions? A simple answer to those questions might be more convincing.Hi Saban:
I have no problem when I am wrong to admit to this, for me none of this is a pride issue it is what is the truth? Jesus said, my word is truth. So if someone could show me from the word alone where I am wrong I can only be greatful because that is all I am interested in that is, the truth.
Saban, many do not want to admit to their error only because of pride and God has not opened their understanding it is only these reasons why.
Now I shared verse after verse with you showing from God's word why we are saved by grace through faith alone apart from any work that we can do this is why I asked you the question, Saban, what did you have to do from the start to the finished when you were water baptized?
1- Fact, we are only saved by the hearing of the word and the power of God's Spirit when He alone puts His Spirit in the one whom He has mercy on
2- God clearly tells us that only those that are saved can worship God in Spirit and in truth in order to do this God must do all the saving thus He alone gets all the glory this is the way it should be.
3- This is the the baptism in,[one spirit] that God is referring to because water baptism for a fact has no saving power it is a shadow not the substance, it is a work that man does and it is a work because there is something you must do to be water baptized as I said you have to get dressed bring another set of cloths with you, drive to the church, talk to the pastor, go into the tank get dunked in water come up and then get into dry cloths and then drive home again, the fact is, there is a work involved in doing this and if you cannot see this it is because God has not showed you this most basic fact sorry to say. We do not wake up water baptized do we?
Fact, if the Holy Spirit is not inside you then you are none of His this is why one must be born again by the word and the Spirit, John 3:1-6, 1 Peter 1:23, John 4:23, Eph. 5:26. These are facts that you cannot see yet Saban and I fully understand because it must be all the work of God that saves one. Thank you. Gary
Can you answer those questions???????