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Please read the scriptures to confirm answers. Please contact the church office by phone (615-329-0950) or by email ( to request answers to these questions, prayer, personal bible studies or other information. 


Robert Gardenhire, Minister

Questions from Recent Sermon:

“Doctrines of the Faith – Baptism” 04/14/24

1. What is baptism as it pertains to Christian doctrine?  (Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 8:36-38; romans 6:4, 5)

          a. Being sprinkled in water

      b. Having water poured on us

      c. Being immersed (buried) in water and rising from the water  


2. Who authorized baptism; and who taught baptism after Christ’s church was established? (Mark 16:15, 16; (Acts 2:38; Acts 8;38)

      a. Christ and God

      b. Christ and Christ alone

      c. Christ and the apostles

      d. The Holy Ghost and the Apostle Paul



3. What is baptism’s spiritual function? (Acts 2:36 – 39; 26; Galatians 3:27; I Peter 3:18-21)

      a.  Brings forgiveness of sins, places us into Christ, raises us to new spiritual life

      b. Enables us to receive the Holy Ghost

      c. Saves us

      d. All the above (a, b and c), 

      e. a and b only c. 


4. Do all baptisms lead to salvation? (Acts 18:24-19:10)

      a. Yes, it does not matter about the baptism as long as you are baptized for something

      b. No, only those that are according to the scriptures  (In the name of Jesus, for the forgiveness of sins, response to the gospel of Christ, into His body)

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