I have heard many different preachers, pastors etc. make it difficult (almost impossible) and dogmatic to be a believer in Jesus Christ, that is a sin to do those things to people.
First the bible states that we are to believe Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, that he died on the cross for our sins, and was raised from the dead 3 days later. To repent for our sins and be baptized (John 3), in the same manner as John the Baptist baptized, and how Philip baptized the Eunich. Read at least the New Testament to learn His Word and Truth and believe the record of Him (1 John 5:10-12) This is simple. Also look up Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Jesus did not reside in any "church" building to teach or otherwise. Therefore we do not need a church building for learning His Truth, prayer, fellowship, to have a relationship with God, or to be baptized in. The belief in Jesus Christ makes Him our mediator and we need no other to mediate between us and God. God's glory for reconciliation is not a challenge as many men have made it to be, as if a person has to change their lives before they come to believe, that is false doctrine. Jesus did no such things in His work, and we are to follow that example; on God can change our insides and our lives, there is no force powerful enough on earth to do what God can do to us and for us.
Praise God for His glorious work to reconcile Us to Him in such simplicity. All Glory To God, forever and ever, and not to any other.
Please read the bible if you believe in Jesus Christ, for He is the only (everything) we can trust and of where Truth comes from, and he wants a personal relationship with you. All you need is faith as small as a mustard seed.
My prayers to all of you.
Study of Baptism: John 3, Mark 16:16, Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38, Acts 19:4, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:1-14, Romans 8:9, Romans 10:8-13, Ephesians 4:1-6, 1 Peter 1:13-21.
If any person would like to learn more of Jesus Christ in the Tanakh (Old Testament) tied to the New Testament, please watch Steven DeNoon's newest video posted 09/10/2013. He is a Jewish man who believes in Jesus Christ. At the end he even explains why there needs to be a baptism/Second Birth.
Edited by xyla12, 11 September 2013 - 12:47 PM.