What Must We do?
An example of obedience to the gospel:
Before the apostle Paul (also called Saul) had his
sins washed away, several things happened:
Day 1: First,
he was on his way to a city called Damascus to
persecute Christians (Acts 22:4-5, Acts 9:1-2).
Day 1: Jesus
appeared to Saul on the road (Acts 22:6-11, Acts
Saul, blinded from the event, spent three days
in fasting and prayer (Acts 9:9-11).
Day 4 or 5: Then
the Lord sent a man called Ananias. Ananias
healed Saul's blindness (Acts 22:13, Acts 9:18).
Ananias then told Saul what he must do to have
his sins forgiven (Acts 22:12-16, Acts 9:10-18).
After Paul had spent three
days in fasting and prayer, Ananias said:
'And now why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized,
and wash away your sins,
calling on His name.' Acts 22:16 (NAS)
Ananias told Saul to "Arise and be baptized,
calling on His name" for what reason?