I am sorry but your not listening in what I am saying concerning water baptism it is mention literal water at times in the Bible. However, many times when speaking about baptism there is no water involved at all as the example I gave you in Act. 1:5 this baptism is what God does that truly washes us by the Holy Spirit this is the baptism everyone needs in order to be saved and this is when a person becomes saved by the word and the Spirit these are the only true worshipers of God fact! Read John 4:23 I have quoted this verse enough for you but I don't think your reading it or God has not given you the gift of repentance to acknowledge this true fact so I will quote it for your sake.
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father SEEKETH such to worship Him." John 4:23
Saban, this verse comes right after Jesus taking about being [born again] in the chapter just before this in, John 3:1-6.
1- God is the only one that can SEEK out those who He will to worship Him in Spirit and in truth this is how one is born again by the word [the truth] and the Spirit period!
2- Those people the elect of God are the only ones that can worship the Father because He is the one not us He alone must be the one to SEEK His people out so that they can worship Him in Spirit and in truth. He came to SEEK and to save His people from their sins.
3- It is impossible to worship the true and living God by any act we do when WE SEEK out being water dunked, accepting Jesus, being a good member of the church, trust in your churches teaching, making an alter call this is man trying to do something to be accepted by God but God tells us no! He must do the seeking, He must do the saving, He must get all the glory in His work.
4- Unsaved man believe they can please GD BY WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO GET THEMSELVES SAVED AND IT WILL NOT WASH IF GOD DOES NOT SEEK US OUT NO MATTER HOW HARD WE TRY IT WAS DONE BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.
5- This is why the do it your self people hate verses like, John 3:27, Eph. 1:4-6, Romans 9:11-26. John 15:16, Romans 3:10-12, 2 Tim. 2:25-26, I just quoted in John 4:23. Now they may not say they hate those words of God maybe some will be so bold to even say this is all [hogwash] God forbid!
This is why we are to pray for these dear souls that they maybe set free from the snares of Satan, and that God may have mercy so they will give God all the glory great things He has done this is why you do not hear them say this. Thank you. Gary
Every place I show you an example of baptism you claim there was no water involved even though you cannot prove that. Even in the case with Philip and the Eunuch where there was much water, you ignore. I give you the proper definition of baptism (immersion) and you ignore it as if you'd never seen it and you tell me Jesus washed Peter's feet. He did wash Peter's feet. But where does it say this was Peter's baptism?
In one way you're correct, if done for the wrong reasons, baptism is just getting wet. The scriptures tell us what baptism into Christ is and what it's for in Acts 2:38. You cannot make it say something else. You are ignoring that scripture and the meaning of the word baptism. Peter tells them they must repent, but you falsely teach Jesus repents whom he predestined and we have nothing to do with it.
You are saying falsehoods in this post about me and you are a false teacher. Hopefully, since you do not approach the scriptures with a sincere heart seeking truth and since you have chosen not to recognize these basic facts and instead invent your own doctrine, others will recognize your teaching for what it is.