Water Salvation?!

Those who teach that water baptism is necessary to salvation are sometimes accused of believing in "water salvation." But do they? Read 2 Kings 5:1-14. Naaman had leprosy and was told by a prophet of God to, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times" and he would be well. However, Naaman, like many today, became angry and said, "Behold, I thought…" He made the same mistake people make today—he thought the prophet was telling him that the power was in the water . . . "water salvation"! But, like it or not, it was not until he went and "dipped himself seven times in the Jordan" that "his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child." There was no power in the water; the power was in God. But not until he obeyed God’s requirement did he receive the blessing! So, one may reject it and call it what he wishes, but the Bible still reads, "Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins . . . " Acts 22:16.

We invite you to join us in a special series of lessons presented by Chuck Durham, August 4-6: Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m. – Steve Fontenot

Church of Christ, 621 Herman St., corner of Ave. "F" and Herman St. For further information or to set up a home Bible study, call (281) 446-2562, or write, humcofc@earthlink.net, or, P. O. Box 2706, Humble, TX, 77347.