WHAT JESUS TOLD ME ABOUT WATER BAPTISM – AND WHAT HE DIDN’T TELL ME … THOUGH INDIRECTLY HE DID.
WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS KNOW: Jesus destroyed the barrier of sin between God and mankind at the cross.
God is so holy – so righteous – so pure … that He cannot and will not allow unrighteous sinners to remain with Him in heaven. But God had a plan to undo what Satan did to the human race. Jesus Christ IS the plan! Jesus came to earth to ransom you and everyone else for Himself, God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit. He took full punishment for your sins against God and the sins of everyone else on the cross so our sins no longer would keep us separated from God. Furthermore, He traded His righteousness for our unrighteousness through His death, burial and resurrection! (See: 2 Corinthians 5:21). That is no insignificant matter, dear one!
Imagine being in a courtroom, and the Judge has just sentenced you to death. Also imagine Jesus Christ being your lawyer. Jesus Christ says to the Judge (or in other words, God the heavenly Father): “Your Honor, I want to serve my client’s sentence and pay the price for his/her wrong-doing by dying instead so my client can go free.” Can you imagine someone doing such a thing for you?! JESUS DID IT!