What do you believe born again is?
God has His part....
Man has his part.....
Hint: Baptism is a command...
show us in the Bible(not your church theology)where Jesus ever commanded ONE person to be Baptized, Hank, just ONE person.
it is very obvious that you are changing THE WORD OF GOD TO FIT YOUR CHURCH DOCTRINE.
He TOLD the Apostles to go out and Baptize people, but that is much different than you saying that Baptism is another Commandment from God, since it isn't.
and we have been down this road many times as I have corrected you on this false theology that comes from the campbellite/stone movement. when a group such as yours changes the Word of God, it places itself in the realm of being a Cult, doesn't It?.
so lets look at it like this. Jesus also told them to go and Preach, now using the campbellite/stone theology, it is a commandment for every person to be a preacher.
hope that you can see this easy [analogy] proves your church doctrine is flawed as well as false.
Hope all is well with you....
No church doctrine, Preston....it is from the Word of God....
I have always stated SPIRITUAL and I am still saying SPIRITUAL....
Not a physical birth but a SPIRITUAL birth...
7 A good name is better than fine perfume,
and the day of death better than the day of birth.
***Day of death better than the day of birth....
We also need to have a good name....
22 A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Whose name to we carry with us, Preston?
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4<<<<<Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.>>>>>