"One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism"

1.  The struggles of Luther

  a.  How does one obtain salvation?

  b.  How does one placate and angry God?

  c.  Salvation by God's grace through Faith

2.  Luther and the Means of Grace

  a.  Baptism, Communion, and the Word

  b.  Baptism is built on the sure promises of God

    i.  Grace of baptism does not depend on church or person

    ii.  Grace of baptism depends on the promises of God

3.  Early reference to Christian baptism

  a.  John 3:5

    i.  A person is born of water and Spirit.

    ii.  It is not the water but the WORD

4.  Eternal promises of God

  a.  Matt. 28: 19, Mk. 16:16, I Peter 3: 21, Titus 3:5, Acts 2:38

5.  Ephesians 4:5, I Corinthians 12: 13

  a.  One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism

  b.  It is the Holy Spirit who baptizes, not the church

6.  A False teaching

  a.  Churches telling people they must be re-baptized

    i.  That means they believe only their baptism is true

  b.  The false teaching which rejects the faith

    i.  500 years of Lutheran Theology

    ii.  2,000 years of Chrisitianity

    iii.  4,000 year of the Word of God

7.  We must not let false teaching to replace the Word of God