From the Wit and Wisdom of Marshall Keeble
Water is important in a man’s life. God created water first, then He created man out of dust. Without water, dust wouldn’t stick. There is power in the water
There’s water in a car. There’s power in that water. If you don’t believe it, try going home without it in the radiator and you’ve got a burnt up car. Now, try to get a man to go to Heaven without water and you’ve got a burnt up man. Try going to Heaven without water, and you’ve got a burnt up church.
Some say you are saved before baptism. Christ said, “He that believeth and in baptized shall be saved.” Now, you can’t say you’re saved before baptism besides, you’re calling God a lair. You can’t go to Heaven calling God a liar. You can call me a liar, but not Him.
Some say, “A man is not saved and then baptized.” A woman doesn’t wash clothes because they are already clean. I’ve seen a lot of smart women, but not that smart. She washes cloths because they are dirty. Man is baptized because he’s dirty and needs to be cleansed.
The gospel is made up of five “pills” that will cure anything: first pill- “hear,’ second pill- “believe,” third pill-“repent,” fourth pill- “confess,” fifth pill- “ Baptism.” Take “em with water, and they’ll cure sin.
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16).
(Bro Keeble is said to have baptized 40,000 people.)