I am both deeply concerned and saddened and filled with righteous indignation that many false teachers out there are teaching that water baptism is a condition for salvation. This is a lie from hell. Although it’s perfectly right and good for a new Christian to be baptized by water immersion, this is only an outward show of faith but IS NOT a condition for salvation.
Gevte YOuTube channel and other “works-based” teachers are teaching another Gospel. Read Galatians 1:8,9 KJV. I notified Jeffery Sherwood by email that he’s posting false teaching about Water Baptism is a condition for salvation along with Repenting and Confession.
The only way to salvation is to “believe” ONLY in the Gospel given to us by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV. This Gospel is simply knowing we are saved by belief alone that Jesus 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. PERIOD!!! Ephesians 2:8,9 KJV back this up: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast!!!” There is no made-up laundry list here like you find in Gevte’s videos.
False Teachers like Gevte Jeffery M. Sherwood like to use the Pauline Epistles (which is the age of grace for the church) to prove water baptism is required. Galatians 3:27 is a favorite. But look at this short excerpt to blast Gevte and his kind out of the water: QUOTE:
“So within the context of Galatians, and particularly the verses leading up to Galatians 3:27, Paul had been laboring extensively to show that a person was justified by faith. It would be strange (and incorrect) to think that after he made this point over and over and over again, he suddenly ‘threw in’, as a mere aside, an additional doctrine of salvation importance saying, ‘Oh yeah, and don’t forget, you’re actually saved by water baptism too.’ That doesn’t work. Both the immediate context and larger book context argue against it.III. Larger Scriptural Context. With this step, we are simply seeing if the larger context of Scripture argues for justification by faith or justification by baptism. The evidence overwhelmingly and indisputably supports the former – justification by faith. Rather than citing all the verses in their entirety here is a large sampling of the ‘addresses’ where those verses can be found: Jn. 3:16, 36; 5:24; 6:47; Rom. 3:21-26, 28-30; 4:3, 5, 11, 16; 5:1; 9:30, 33; 10:4, 9-10; Eph. 1:13; 2:8-9; Phil. 3:9; etc.IV. What kind of baptism is in view here? Perhaps the biggest mistake made by those who teach that a verse like Galatians 3:27 teaches salvation-by-baptism is that they assume when the word “baptism” is used the text can only be speaking of water baptism. Remember the Scripture does not only speak about water baptism, it speaks about “baptisms” (Gr. baptisimon), one of which is the baptism of the Holy Spirit whereby He (the Holy Spirit) immerses a believer into union with Christ. John the Baptist, for example, said that while he baptized with water one was coming after him who would baptize with the Holy Spirit (Lk. 3:16b). The apostle Paul wrote of this baptism in 1 Corinthians 12:12,13 saying:
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
That’s the baptism that is in view in Galatians 3:27. So besides the fact that there is no mention of water in Galatians 3:27 (an important fact to note), it’s the baptism of the Holy Spirit that works coterminously with justification by faith – that’s the connection between verse 26 and 27! To be a son of God through faith in Christ Jesus (vs. 26) is to have been baptized by the Spirit into Christ – spiritually speaking (vs. 27).”
These false teachers also take the Kingdom Dispensation of the Gospels where Water Baptism before the age of grace, revealed to Paul, as required. To understand dispensation please read my link here below:
What Christians need to know about Dispensation and going to church buildings and doing works for salvation:
What is true biblical salvation: