Brother Lipscomb, please explain through the Gospel Advocate why baptism and the Lord’s Supper were not done away, nailed to the cross, when Christ was crucified and also the meaning of spiritual baptism. There is a sect here teaching that this is all done away with, nailed to the cross, and that spiritual baptism is the only baptism; that no other has been taught since Christ was crucified.
Before Being Baptized, Must One Know that Baptism is “for the Remission of Sins”?
Brother Lipscomb, there has been much discussion concerning the person understanding baptism is for remission of sins. Suppose a Baptist seeks union with a church of Christ, what steps ought to be pursued toward him?
Baptism that Puts Men Into Christ
1) How is it that man can baptize man into Christ? 2) Is the putting on of Christ in baptism water baptism?
Baptism with Spirit and Fire
Does John mean that Christ would baptize them with two things or one — viz., the Holy Ghost under the similitude of fire? Did he mean that they should be baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire, personally or nationally?
Holy Ghost Baptism
I would like for you to write something on Matthew 3:11, “He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” There is “Holiness” woman preacher holding a meeting here that says that God pours out the Holy Ghost on them like he did on the apostles. They say the apostles made a mistake when they baptized in water.
Baptized Because of the Remission of Sins
Brother Lipscomb, is baptism for the remission of sins to one who has been baptized because of the remission of sins?
Is Baptism Sprinkling?
Are the Greek words that are used (in either the Old or the New Testament) for sprinkle or pour ever used in the New Testament for baptize?
The Baptism of First Corinthians 12:13
What Baptism is Spoken of in 1 Corinthians 12:13? The passage referred to is this: “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles.” The baptism here spoken of is the baptism that puts people into Christ; for when we are in the body of Christ… Continue reading The Baptism of First Corinthians 12:13
Baptism in lieu of Circumcision
Brother Lipscomb, did Christian baptism come in lieu of circumcision? It did not. Circumcised persons were baptized, and the children of baptized Jews continued to be circumcised for a long while, and it would be no sin yet. That this is true you may see from the fact that Jewish Christians demanded Gentile Christians… Continue reading Baptism in lieu of Circumcision
Can Man Be Saved Without Baptism?
Brother Lipscomb, do the Scriptures say that no one can be saved without baptism, or is it only an inference? If an inference, are not all creeds founded on inferences? I have been reading your paper some time, and I like it very well. Inferences are of different degrees of certainty. A necessary inference… Continue reading Can Man Be Saved Without Baptism?