Love Integrity and Baptism

Posted on 28 May 2017, Speaker: Ken Miles


God is the Embodiment of Both Love and Integrity

For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, and Your truth unto the clouds. Psalm 57:10

Man’s Sin Caused These Two Aspects of God’s Nature to be in Tension

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Rom. 3:23

There is none righteous, no, not one. Romans 3:10

The soul who sins shall die … Eze. 18:20

For the wages of sin is death … Rom. 6:23 

Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3

God’s Integrity Cries out for Judgment

… and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. Gen. 4:8-10

God’s Love Cries out for Forgiveness 

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

God Made a Way to Reconcile His Love and Integrity

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

God’s Love and Integrity Met in Jesus

He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah God shall send forth His mercy and His truth. Psalm 57:3

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. Jn. 1:14

On the Cross God’s Love and Integrity Were Reconciled

Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed. Psalm 85:10

In mercy and truth atonement is provided for iniquity … Proverbs 16:6

For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Col. 3:3-4

Baptism is the Outward Sign that we Believe in Christ and have Received His Salvation

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Rom. 6:3-4