False Arguments For The Truth – Some Examples

Matt 23:8-10 and its context most definitely teaches it is wrong to elevate one above another in the Christian brotherhood. But it is a false argument for that truth to say “in the Bible the term ‘reverend’ is applied only to God.” Can you locate the instances where a form of that word is applied to others?

I’ve heard many say that everything the Holy Spirit does He does through the word, that God’s word is said to do everything the Holy Spirit is said to do. It is truth that God’s word is the power of God unto salvation (Rom 1:16, 10:17) not the miraculous, but I find at least one thing the Bible says the Holy Spirit does for us that the word does not do. Can you find it?

Passages such as Mark 16:16, John 3:5, Gal 3:26-27, Col 2:11-13, and I Pet 3:21 most definitely teach water baptism is necessary to salvation. But it is a false argument for that truth to say baptism is always mentioned before salvation in passages where both are mentioned. Can you locate a text where salvation is mentioned before baptism?

Passages such as Acts 2:38 and Acts 22:16 also teach water baptism is necessary to salvation. But it is a false argument for that truth to say “baptism is mentioned in all conversion accounts in the book of Acts.” I have found 18 conversion accounts in Acts where baptism is not mentioned. How many can you find by reading that book?

Many teach there are only five conditions of initial salvation – hear the gospel (Rom 10:13-17, etc.), believe in Jesus (John 3:16, etc.), repent of sin (Acts 2:38, etc.), confess Christ (Rom 10:9-10), and water baptism (I Pet 3:21, etc.). But if you do a thorough reading of the whole New Testament you will find several additional conditions. I challenge you to look for the others.

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