Baptism is an important part of conversion. But do we make it too important? We must be sure not to emphasize baptism more than the Bible does. Doing so makes it an idol and reduces it to a "divine dunking booth"!
Were you nervous someone wouldn't like your Christmas present? Did you include a gift receipt just in case? Here's why God never has to worry about someone refusing His gift of salvation!
"What must I do to be saved?" is a biblical question. Unfortunately, we often give unbiblical answers. The fact is we cannot make a decision for Jesus unless God makes it for us.
Parents love throwing birthday parties for their kids! And is there a better feeling than giving them the perfect present? God is the same way. He loves converting sinners and giving us the blessings of salvation.
One of the best things about being a kid is having birthday parties. And the best thing about a birthday party is opening presents! Our conversion is like a spiritual birthday. God gives us a new birth into His family.