...to the True sheep.

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. John 10:14

Read the Bible. Know the Truth!

1Cor 2:1-2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

God cares for us.

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

God has a plan especially for your life. This is our joy, to walk in His will for our lives! Look to Him for guidance in all your thoughts, words and actions.

God wants us to know Him

Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Don't get caught up in chasing the 'stuff' of life. God will provide what is needed for you, and even your other wants and desires, if you seek His will and way for your life.

(read the Bible and pray to get the insight He provides)

God desires us to have peace

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Note the clear statement above that God's peace is different from peace of the world. Interesting and thought provoking.

God gave Himself for us

Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

If someone took a bullet for you, would you not feel very grateful for that? Christ took the bullet for us all. Give thanks, repent and be saved!

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Defining the words 'Belief/Faith' in the Bible.


Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

The second part of the verse refers back to the first part of the verse. I pray you see where the verse says 'believeth not', it refers back to the first part of the verse which says 'He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;'. A very clear definition of what 'belief' is for us going forward.

Acts 16:30-33 ...Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

Here the first part of the verse says 'believe' and when they did believe they were baptized immediately. Again, linking believing and baptism thus confirming Mark 16:16.

Act 8:35-38 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Once more we see the person hearing the gospel and wanting to be baptized. Clearly when the gospel is properly preached and accepted, baptism happens. It is always the right thing to do to search out verses that confirm other verses.

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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

When Jesus speaks to the masses he_always_speaks in parable or veiled speech. He only elucidates, and makes clear, the gospel to the disciples privately. Hence, why he says only the word 'believe' in John 3:16. Yet, in Mark 16:16 when speaking to the disciples he says 'believe and be baptized' .

*** Remember this fact about the two types of speaking Jesus does as you read Gods Word. It helps with understanding the Bible. Confirming verses below.

Mark 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: but when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables;

The Bible doesn't always say 'believe and be baptized' throughout the New Testament. At times just 'have faith' or 'believe' are said.

Christ himself only says 'believe' in the above verse. But 'believe and be baptized' is always true as there is only one way to heaven, not multiple ways. To say to 'believe and be baptized' is not the way is contradicting Christ's own words in Mark 16:16, don't make that mistake.

Also, when "believe with thine heart" and other similar verses are said, heart is referring to the flesh/body. So believing with your heart means the body obeys. i.e. baptism.

We also see this to be true in accounts of the great commission which are spoken only to disciples, quoted on the Baptism page. Also, baptism is confirmed in other parts of the Bible.

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John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

The scripture says 'way', singular, not multiple 'ways'. Part of true faith in Christ and the one and only 'way' is water baptism by immersion. If you were not water baptized possibly you have never heard the true gospel message. Go to, The Way, and also read the whole Bible for yourself to learn and know the Truth.

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I would welcome the opportunity to speak with both seekers and born-again believers about faith in Christ.Email me
Sincerely,Al

SAMARITAN'S PURSE MINISTRY