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3. Does the church of Christ only preach baptism?
     No. However, preaching Christ includes preaching baptism. When the multitude of people on the day of Pentecost realized they were living in sin, Peter told them to "repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins" (Acts 2:38). When Ananias came to Saul he said, "Arise and be baptized wash away your sins, calling upon the name of the Lord" (Acts 22:16). When Philip preached to a treasurer traveling back to Ethiopia, the text says he "preached unto him Jesus." this included baptism because the treasurer said, "See here is water what hinders me from being baptized?" (Acts 8:35-38). when Paul preached to a jailer and his family, they were baptized in the same hour of the night that they learned about Jesus (Acts 16:32-33).
    Yes. We preach baptism because Jesus and the apostles taught baptism (Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 28:18-20). However, baptism alone does not save man from sin. We must preach all of the salvation plan: 


Man cannot save himself from sin. Jesus' blood on the cross saves us from our deserved punishment (Ephesians 1:7; Romans 6:1-8). But, faith in Jesus is more than just a mental acknowledgement that He exists (Matthew 7:21-23). We need to obey Him and following His plan of salvation and not our own. Baptism is part of the Lord's plan. In baptism we "put on Christ" (Galatians 3:26-27). (click here to cont.)

Grace Ephesians 2:8-9
Mercy Ephesians 2:4-5
Word 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Jesus Romans 5:8
Hearing Romans 10:17
Believing Romans 10:9-10
Repenting Acts 2:38
Confessing Romans 10:9-10
Baptism 1 Peter 3:21; Matthew 28:18-20
Living a life of faith Revelation 2:10; 2 Peter 1:1-11