When you were saved, what pushed you the last few steps to accept salvation and undergo immersion in water for the forgiveness of sins? Was it a purely logical choice made of a rational response to Scriptural proofs?

Perhaps with guidance from the Holy Spirit and the stirring of your heart, you followed the example of New Testament believers resulting in baptism.

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.

John 4:13-14

The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

Acts 16:27-31

The New Testament Scripture is full of people who have a Spiritual pain that they cannot remedy with physical or mental treatments; they asked in different ways and from different levels of knowledge but the answer was the same. Jesus saves.

Our job now is to look for people’s struggles, knowing Jesus is the solution and listen for that very personal question.

Ethan Kirl