21 Reasons Why You Should Be Scripturally Baptized

by Kenneth E. Thomas

1. Because God commands it. Acts 10:48
2. To fulfill all righteousness. Matthew 3:15
3. To be a friend of Christ. John 15:14
4. Because you love God. I John 5:3; John 14:15
5. Lest you reject the council of God against yourself. Luke 7:30
6. To COMPLETE the “new birth.” John 3:3-5; Titus 3:5
7. To enter the kingdom. John 3:5
8. For remission of sins. Acts 2:38
9. To receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
10. In order to be saved. Mark 16:16
11. To wash away your sins. Acts 22:16
12. To get into the death of Jesus where blood was shed. Romans 6:3
13. To be buried with Christ. Romans 6:4
14. To be raised with Christ. Romans 6:4; Colossians. 3:1; 2:12
15. To rise to walk in the newness of life. Romans 6:4
16. To be a child of God by faith. Galatians 3:26-27
17. To get into the body, which is the Church. I Corinthians 12:13; Colossians 1:18
18. To have a good conscience. I Peter 3:21
19. To get INTO Christ. Galatians 3:27
20. Because “baptism doth also now save us.” I Peter 3:21; Mark 16:16
21. To be “reconciled unto God in one body by the cross” Ephesians 2:13-16