TRUTH FOR TODAY
Glenn E. Hawkins, Evangelist
“MEN AND BRETHREN, WHAT SHALL WE DO?” 
“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” was Peter’s answer to the above question. What does the expression “for the remission of sins” mean? The same phrase occurs in Matthew 26:28 when Jesus said of the “cup” – “for this is my blood of the new testament which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Was Jesus’ blood shed because sins were already remitted? NO! It was shed in order to obtain the remission of sins. Are we baptized because our sins are already forgiven? NO! We are baptized in order to receive the remission of sins!
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