PORIRUA, NEW ZEALAND (BNC)—Missionary Lance Mosher released a video June 27 about why John baptized. He went on to explain the various baptisms in the New Testament and which is the one baptism of Ephesians 4. It’s well explained and presented.

He shows from Colossians that baptism is a work. It expresses “faith in the working of God.”

Lance’s website, TopicalBibleStudies,com, contains other videos and teaching material, as well as his story, now published by World Video Bible School, on how he came to Christ.



  1. As good as this video is, I would like to share it. One statement, however, troubles me. He states that sins were forgiven, under the law, through the sacrifice of animals. I listened to it again to be sure that I heard it correctly. Sure enough I heard it correctly. I can’t share this and mislead others. There was no forgiveness by the shedding of animal blood.

    1. You are right. As the writer says in Hebrews 10:3-4, “But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.” “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10).

    2. Question: could a Jew be forgiven if he refused to offer a sacrifice? Perhaps this is a semantics issue and not a doctrine issue

    3. I am Lance Mosher, the presenter in the video. Thanks for sharing, brother Randal!
      Roy and Thomas, thank you for bringing this up. I think Rob is right that this is more semantic. I am aware of and teach the the truth regarding Hebrews 10. I do not want to mislead anyone! What I meant in my video is the sentiment of Leviticus 4. This chapter instructed the Israelites regarding sin offerings (animals). Four times in the chapter, it states that if the sinner followed through with this offering, “he will be forgiven.” Thanks for the feedback, brothers. It reminds me that I need to be careful how I word things!