YOUR BAPTISM & RESURRECTION
"BEWARE LEST ANY MAN SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY and VAIN DECEIT, AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN, after the rudiments of the world, and NOT AFTER CHRIST. For IN HIM DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY. And YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power: BURIED WITH HIM IN BAPTISM, wherein also YE ARE RISEN WITH HIM through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And YOU, BEING DEAD IN YOUR SINS and THE UNCIRCUMCISION OF YOUR FLESH, hath HE QUICKENED TOGETHER WITH HIM, HAVING FORGIVEN YOU ALL TRESPASSES; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And HAVING SPOILED PRINCIPALITIES and POWERS, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. LET NO MAN THEREFORE JUDGE YOU IN MEAT, or IN DRINK, or IN RESPECT OF AN HOLYDAY, or OF THE NEW MOON, or OF THE SABBATH DAYS: WHICH ARE A SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME; but THE BODY IS OF CHRIST."
Colossians 2:8-10 & 12-17
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In verse 12 we see THERE IS ONLY BAPTISM. THE ONLY BAPTISM THAT COUNTS ETERNALLY IS THE BAPTISM OF JESUS CHRIST. THE BORN-AGAIN CONVERTED BELIEVER WAS BURIED WITH JESUS CHRIST IN THAT BAPTISM. JESUS' RECORD OF BAPTISM IS YOUR RECORD OF BAPTISM. JESUS' RECORD OF RESURRECTION IS THE BORN-AGAIN CONVERTED BELIEVER'S RECORD OF RESURRECTION. YOU ARE RISEN WITH JESUS CHRIST. THE CONVERTED BELIEVER WAS ALREADY RAISED FROM THE DEAD AT THE SAME TIME JESUS WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD. Remember religious baptisms are only a conformation being made by the one baptized. Usually someone is baptized to confirm their desire to develop an eternal relationship with God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, that they may have eternal life. Many believe that water baptism will save you from the 'SECOND DEATH' also known as 'SALVATION'. ONLY JESUS CHRIST BAPTISM IS ON OFFICIAL RECORD FOR THE CONVERTED BELIEVER. THE CONVERTED BELIEVER WAS BURIED IN BAPTISM WITH JESUS CHRIST. Salvation is based on an accurate belief in the Word of God.
see John 3:15-18
There is ONE BODY, and ONE SPIRIT, even as ye are called in ONE HOPE of your calling; ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, ONE GOD and FATHER OF ALL, who is ABOVE ALL, and THROUGH ALL, and IN YOU ALL.
see Ephesians 4:4-6
Wherefore IF YE BE DEAD WITH CHRIST from the rudiments of the world, WHY, AS THOUGH LIVING IN THE WORLD, ARE YE SUBJECT TO ORDINANCES, (TOUCH NOT; TASTE NOT; HANDLE NOT; WHICH ALL ARE TO PERISH WITH THE USING;) AFTER THE COMMANDMENTS and DOCTRINES OF MEN? WHICH THINGS HAVE INDEED A SHEW OF WISDOM IN WILL WORSHIP (WORSHIP GOD NOT YOUR WILL), and HUMILITY, and NEGLECTING OF THE BODY; NOT IN ANY HONOUR TO THE SATISFYING OF THE FLESH.
see Colossians 2:20-23
THIS PEOPLE, (Jews in that day, Christians in this day), DRAWETH NIGH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH, and HONOURETH ME WITH THEIR LIPS; but THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME. But IN VAIN THEY DO WORSHIP ME, TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.
see Matthew 15:8-9)
VAIN = equals: elated with self-admiration, greedy of applause or recognition, ostentatious or showy, unproductive, fruitless, useless, without any substantial foundation, empty, unreal, trivial, unavailing, abortive, baseless, destitute of support.
The opposite of VAIN = equals: effective, efficient, firm, potent, powerful, solid, substantial, valid, valuable, worthy