The Truth About Water Baptism
Not Many People Believe This. What About All the Good People Who Don't Believe Baptism in Jesus' Name is Necessary?
Jesus told us that the way that leads to life is narrow, and there will only be a few who will find it. First and foremost, we should be thankful that we did find the way of life.
Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
So, how few is few?
1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Numbers 14:29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,
30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: (Isaiah 10:22-23)
Eight souls were saved in the days of Noah. Only two of the millions who escaped Egypt actually entered into the land of Israel promised by God.
As for being good people:
Romans 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
That is the deception of the devil, and that is why we must strive to be examples and to share this gospel with all the world.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Do you want to be a wise man? Then do what God commands you to do concerning baptism in his name for the remission of sins!
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.