Brother Lipscomb: Did Jesus Christ ascend with his fleshly body into heaven? If so, please harmonize the scripture that no flesh nor blood shall enter heaven. Jesus arose with the same body, with the same wounds with which he died. We have no account of any change in this body, but Paul says: “We shall… Continue reading Christ’s Ascension
Brother Lipscomb: I see an article in the Baptist, Volume XI, No. 11, page 327, headed “The,” in which it is said that Rom. 3:1 should read “the circumcision.” On Romans 3:4 it says that “our translators have inserted ‘the’ before ‘law,’ making the passage refer to some particular law, moral or ceremonial, when it is not… Continue reading The Definite Article in Greek
Will you please answer through the Gospel Advocate how long Noah was in building the ark? We cannot tell. He may have been ten, twenty, or one hundred and twenty years. The Bible does not settle the time. He built the ark, as the Bible plainly declares, but it does not tell how long it… Continue reading How Long Was the Ark in Building?
Brother Lipscomb: I want you to explain when the twelve apostles were inspired — on the day of Pentecost or before? I think they were before, for Matthew 10:7f says: “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely… Continue reading When Were the Apostles Inspired?
I am requested to ask Brother E.G. Sewell to write a piece in regard to the proof of the baptism of the apostles. Regarding John the Baptist it was said: “And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power… Continue reading Were the Apostles Baptized?
Brethren Lipscomb and Sewell: If it would not intrude on your patience, I would like for you to give me some light on the subject of antichrist. 1 John 2:22 says: “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” But… Continue reading The Antichrist – Who Is He?
Please explain, through the Gospel Advocate, 1 John 4:2-3. This scripture seems to recognize that there is a spirit peculiar to every system of teaching. A class of teachers had arisen in the church, claiming to be inspired or sent of God, who denied that Christ had come in the flesh. He says: “They went… Continue reading The Spirit of the Antichrist
Brother Lipscomb: Please explain James 5:14f. It seems that James was writing to Christians. Of course they were Jewish Christians; but are not all Christians entitled to the same privilege? And if the elders should pray faithfully, anointing with oil as instructed, does it not seem that the Lord has promised to raise the sick,… Continue reading Anointing with Oil and Prayer (2)
Brother Sewell: Please give us your views on James 5:13-15. Is not that portion of his letter as applicable to us in this age as any other portion of it? If not, how can we know where to draw the line? In verse 17 he refers to Elijah’s being a man subject to like passions… Continue reading Anointing with Oil and Prayer (1)
When was Christ anointed Prophet, Priest, and King? Christ says: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor,’’ etc. (Luke 4:18.) The Lord was anointed as a preacher and teacher when the Holy Spirit was given him after his baptism, as is indicated… Continue reading When was Christ Anointed?