How Can It Be Possible?

For a person to be saved before baptism since Jesus said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved” (Mark 16:16). Peter told the Pentecostians to “Repent, and be baptized…for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38). He also said, “baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God” (I Peter 3:21).
For there to be nothing in a name or one name as good as another when Acts 4:12 says, “there is none other name…whereby we must be saved.”
For one church to be as good as another when the Lord has a church (Matthew 16:18).
For there to be more than one church as the Bible says, the church is the body (Ephesians 1:23) and there is but one body (1 Cor. 12:20).
For one to be saved out of the Lord’s church since He bought it with His blood (Acts 20:28).
For one to be saved by faith only when James teaches that we are justified by works and not by faith only (James 2:24).
For sprinkling to be baptism when Paul says we are buried with Him in baptism (Romans 6:3-4). To observe the Lord’s Supper on Thursday night when Acts 20:7 says that the church at Troas came together on the first day of the week to break bread.
For a Christian not to fall from grace when the Bible warns against the danger of falling (I Corinthians 10:12), and even speaks of some who had fallen (Galatians 5:4).
For snake handlers to quote Mark 16:18 for handling snakes and not have services to drink poison as the very next thing referred to in the same verse mentions drinking poison.
For one to be a Christian and not be interested in saving the lost.
For a Christian to be interested in saving the lost and never try to teach them or talk to them about the Bible.
For a Christian to be in earnest about going to Heaven and fail to come to Bible study on Sunday morning.
For one to be a faithful Christian and miss the Wednesday night Bible study to watch television.
For a person to love the Lord more than relatives when they will miss services to visit relatives or stay away from services because relatives come to visit them (Matthew 10:37).
For a Christian to make $100.00 a week and give the Lord $1.00 and it be liberal giving (II Corinthians 8:2).
For a Christian to wait until the collection is being taken and run his hand in his pocket and give whatever he may find and purpose to give as II Corinthians 9:7 says to do.
For a Christian to be giving as the Bible teaches and then complain because the preacher preaches on it.
For a Christian to have the spirit of Christ who attends the congregation in their community and then because the elders do not see fit to follow every suggestion to give their money in other places. I have been looking for a long time to find the answers to these questions. If you have the answers to these questions will you please give them to me in order to put my mind at ease about these people. Most of the people mentioned above think they are going to Heaven so surely they must have the answers. I would like to see all of these go to Heaven but from where I sit I can only ask, “How can it be possible?”

Franklin Camp