God does not wish for any of His children to be confused or frustrated. Instead, He has provided a straight and narrow path for Christians to follow that provides opportunities for seeing the lost welcomed into the family of Christ.
Is baptism essential to receive salvation? Or is it essential in order to be an obedient believer? Nine New Testament "water passages" have become the center of controversy because some groups employ them as proof texts in their case to establish the necessity of baptism to be saved. In "The Battle Over Baptism," Dr. Shelton Smith examines the nine passages carefully.
Dr. Shelton Smith takes this correct approach in examining all the usages of the different forms of the word "repent" in the Bible. The conclusion reached is consistent with Scripture and should provide a compelling, convincing case for the student who follows the arguments.
The fellowship of a Christian is scripturally designed to be with other Christians who are in proper scriptural fellowship with God. Fellowship was ordained of God as a means of building up believers in the Faith. When fellowship is based on the false foundation of compromise with error, however, its effect is just the opposite.