Shiloah Baptist Church of Jenkins, Missouri is located in Southwest part of the State, approximately 12 miles East of Cassville, Missouri on Highway 248; about 2 miles West of the Highway junctions of 248 and 39. We are a Southern Baptist Church, in cooperation with the Barry County Southern Baptist Association, Missouri Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.
The King James version of the Bible is our text for Biblical preaching and study. You are welcome to use your preferred version of the Scriptures. We also still sing from a hymnal you can hold in your hands.
We do recognize Jesus Christ as the only Lord God and Savior of the world. There is no other.
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EXPLAINING AWAY MARK 16:16 BY STEVE FINNELL
Faith only believer want Mark 16:16 to just go away. It will not go away, so they try to explain it away. Over 100 translations of the Bible include Mark 16:16, however, that does deter some faith only believers from insinuating or simply stating that Mark 16:16 should not be including in the Bible because it was missing from a couple of manuscripts. If you believe God has a hand in guiding men to translate the Bible correctly, then have to believe Mark 16:16 should be included. If you do not believe the Bible has been translated accurately, then I would suggest that you burn all of your Bibles.
Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
The most popular way of explaining away Mark 16:16 is to say that it does not say, that he who has not been baptized will be condemned, therefore water baptism is not essential to be saved.
If a secular law were written as such: He who does not commit robbery and does not murder will not go to prison; but he who commits robbery will go to jail. Would that mean you can still murder and not go to jail; because it does not state murderers will go to jail? NOT MURDERING IS ESSENTIAL TO NOT GOING TO JAIL!
Being baptized is essential to not being condemned.
There have been many attempts to explain water baptism away from Mark 16:16, including denying that, and, is a conjunction linking belief and baptism. Many attempts at distorting the simple meaning of words and sentence structure are used. Grammatical distortions are used in order to make Mark 16:16 fit the “faith only” narrative.
HAS BEEN BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED, STILL MEANS WATER BAPTISM IS ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION NO MATTER HOW MEN TRY TO EXPLAIN IT AWAY.
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Thus you have a works based salvation. Grace is solely of God. Nothing of man. God gives grace to believe, the desire to do what God wants, then one desires to be baptised. Agreed it is baptism by immersion.
You will note that the believing comes first and is essential, not baptism. The final part of Mark 16:16 says it best, “But he that believeth not shall be damned” It does not say “he that is baptised not”
No explaining it away. Giving the glory to God alone.
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