Baptism Washes Away Sins

2/08/2020 8 Comments

Forgiveness in Baptism

Will all the sins committed by a person be forgiven upon receiving baptism in the Church of God?

To answer the question, let us consider the declarations of the Apostle Paul. According to him, in his assessment, he could be considered as one of the chief sinners in the whole world. This is because he committed lots of grave sins against God, against the Lord Jesus Christ, and against the early Christians. Nevertheless, he was able to obtain mercy.

1 TIMOTHY 1:12 (KJV) says,

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

The Apostle Paul was thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ because He counted him faithful. He was fully aware that in counting him faithful, the Lord surely employed lots of consideration and mercy.

1 TIMOTHY 1:15 (KJV) says,

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

He knew how great a sinner he had been; in fact, he called himself a “chief sinner.” To regard himself as a chief sinner in the whole world, not just in Israel, not just in one of the tribes of Israel, but in the whole world, was indeed a very bold claim. But he had reasons to believe so.

1 TIMOTHY 1:13 (KJV) says,

Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

There was a time in his life that he was a blasphemer; he said things and did things which were against God. Aside from being a blasphemer, he was also injurious and a persecutor of the Church and of the early Christians. However, he obtained God’s mercy since he did those things out of ignorance and unbelief.

In other words, he was forgiven from all those contemptible things that he did. How? What did God command him to do, so that his sins would be forgiven?

God told him to be baptized.

ACTS 22:16 (KJV) says,

And now what tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Very clearly, the baptism taught by the Bible is a requisite to the forgiveness of all sins.

Baptism washes away a person’s sins, even if that person was a “chief sinner” like the Apostle Paul.

May God bless you!


  1. Thanks be to God for his goodness through his Son lord Jesus Christ!

  2. A million thanks To God be the glory

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  6. even how grave the sins we have committed it is still forgivable as long as we did it ignorantly, so let us not judge ourselves because there will be a judgement day to come, thanks be to God