THE NEW BIRTH

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THE BELIEVERS BIBLE STUDY
BY PAUL B THOMAS

STEWARDS OF THE MYSTERIES OF GOD
#01 BORN OF WATER AND SPIRIT

Topic: Born of water and Spirit
Scripture Reading: (John 3:5).
Purpose: Understanding the true gospel in a world full of fake and false alternative gospels.
A MINI COURSE
Introduction: A Continuation of our understanding of the new birth. What is salvation and how do we receive it?
1.What is born of water and spiritExcept a man be born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven (John 3:5).
2.Can I be saved by saying confessing that Jesus is Lord?Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. (1 Cor 12:3).
3.Can we be saved just by having the Holy Ghost?He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. (Mark 16:16).
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:9-11).
5.How does water save me?The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: (1 Peter 3:21). Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (Acts 6:3).
6.Is water baptism figurative of Jesus burial?Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead (Col 2:12)
7.Is the Holy Ghost baptism figurative of Christ’s resurrection? And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. (1 Cor 15:17).
8.Do I need the Holy Ghost?Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. (1 Cor 12:13)
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. (1 Cor 15:17).
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.(Romans 8:11).
9.Did Paul preach this gospel of death burial and resurrection?Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. (1 Cor 15;1).
10.What did Paul say this gospel was?For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
(1 Cor 15:3,4).
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God;  (1 Cor 15;12-15).
11.What did Paul preach?
Theses men do show us the way of salvation (Acts  ).
12.What is the first step to salvation?If thou canst confess with thy mouth believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead
(That’s what Paul was talking about in the earlier quoted scriptures) thou shalt be saved (Rom 10:9).
13.What is the next step?And he (Paul) said unto them unto what them were the baptised? and they said unto John’s baptism. then said Paul John verily baptised with the baptism unto repentance… and when they heard this they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 19:3-5).