[Due to to COVID19 restrictions, we are doing things a little differently at Benchley and an audio recording is not available for this lesson. However, the lesson was live-streamed and can be watched below. -MRW]

  • II Corinthians 5:17 – God has made water necessary for physical life and for salvation.

Afflicted Man

Blessings man received


Noah and family

Saved from flood

I Peter 3:20

Israel – bondage

Delivered from Egypt

Exodus 14; I Corinthians 10:2


Healed of leprosy

II Kings 5:1-14

Blind man

Eyes opened

John 9:7


Remissions of sins, gift of the Holy Spirit

Acts 2:38


Sins washed away

Acts 22:16


Entered Christ

Galatians 3:26-27


Become Christians

Acts 8:12


Entered into Christ

Acts 10:47

Man today

Sins forgiven - salvation

I Peter 3:21

  • Man today sees no reason for water to be used in salvation, just as Naaman could not see a reason to wash in the Jordan. But like Naaman, man will not be saved without water.
  • If man today realized the importance of water salvation, there would be no argument about the necessity of baptism for salvation.