Words From Keith and Debbie Crews

So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean (2 Kings 5:14).

 

Naaman was a mighty man of valor in the Syrian army but he had leprosy.  Elisha sent a servant to tell him to dip seven times in the Jordan River.  He got angry like some do when told to be baptized for the remission of their sins.  They think all they have to do is take Jesus into their heart and they will be saved.  It is easy to take Jesus into your heart.  It is more challenging for some to be baptized.  They have to humble themselves and submit.  They look for excuses to not be baptized.  Naaman had to do all the prophet Elisha told him to do.  He had to dip seven times in the Jordan.  We have to do all God tells us to do.  Jesus said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16).  Jesus said, “Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5).

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