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.
What is baptism for and what does John 3:6 mean? The leading purpose of baptism is to bury the man, dead through faith and repentance to the world, out of himself and raise him in Christ Jesus. “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them [eis] in the name of the Father, and… Continue reading For What Purpose is Baptism?
Brother Lipscomb: There is a people among us who deny the authority in Matthew 28:19, where Jesus says: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” They say this baptism is not in the name of Christ, and they claim… Continue reading Baptism “in the Name of Christ”
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?
Brother Sewell: Has Christ any ambassadors on earth? If so, who are they? I understand the apostles to be the last ambassadors. Am I right? You are certainly right about the apostles being the last ambassadors from God to men, and there will certainly be no more. The apostles gave fully the conditions of pardon,… Continue reading Are there Now Any Ambassadors?