Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul

Something about the life of the Apostle Paul.
“Apostle Paul Biography and Profile
by DAVID PEACH ·

We are first introduced to Paul when he was Saul of Tarsus. He was standing over the first Christian martyr Stephen looking on as Stephen was stoned to death. From this gruesome introduction to the completion of his missionary journeys Paul has become a champion and hero in the Christian faith.

Serious Searchers of the Bible, are you ready for a series of intense Bible Sessions on the Life and Letters of Paul.  Not as intense as the large book by David Smith which you preacher boys may have studied in University Bible departments, but somewhat simplified and with photos which as a lover of the Word–divine in origin, absolute in authority, and sufficient in message will enjoy.

The free textbook for the Bible Study is available now for download, entitled “BELIEVE AND BE BAPTIZED”, at BiblecomBileman

http://biblecombibleman.com/BELIEVEandBeBaptized.pdf

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Preface

You will want to read the Preface below:

BELIEVE AND BE BAPTIZED
14 New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul and of course the Holy Spirit.

Unfortunately, most generally the custom is to think of “baptism” as what takes place in the baptistry of the church. Not so in the Bible of Jesus and the Apostles where “baptism” most generally refers to what takes place inside the life of the believer before entrance into the baptistry. All the great teaching scriptures about baptism from Romans, Peter, and Jesus are more concerned with the internal change in the believer when they believe that is created by the Holy Spirit of God. Believe is what we do for salvation: baptism is what God does inwardly in the believer when there is real faith. Granted, baptism in the baptistry {which could even be a river as in the case of the water baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist} is instructed by Jesus as an act of obedience, and it does preach a message of salvation that should have already happened inside the believer; but far more important is the inward change of baptism by the Spirit of God, that can be called nothing less than salvation. Why do you think in the seven major doctrines of Ephesians salvation is not in the summary of all the majors such as one God, one Christ, one Spirit, one body, one faith? Well, that is covered by the one baptism.

The actual quote of Mark from which this book title is taken, Mark 16:16 and part of the final great commission of Jesus to disciples, in the New King James Version has the exact wording of “He who believes and is baptized is saved…”

“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:15,16 NKJV)

 

“Believe and Be Baptized”, the Ministry and 14 letters of the Apostle Paul

Copyright: August, 2006 by SunGrist Bible Commentaries