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”
A Baptist brother, preaching on “The Establishment of the Kingdom,” quoted Matthew 11:12 and Luke 16:16-21. In explaining Matthew 3:2, “the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” he says it means “already there.” He gave for an example that having received a letter, to which we were going to reply, we would say: “Yours… Continue reading The Meaning of “At Hand”
What is meant by saying: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you?” (Matt. 7:7.) Who is he talking to? Also please explain verse 11 and Acts 2:41. It seems to me three plainer sentences cannot be found in the Bible. They mean… Continue reading Asking, Seeking, Knocking
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?
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?
Please explain through the Gospel Advocate the following verse: “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth.” (Luke 15:7.) In 1 Cor. 13:12, does Paul mean that we shall see each other face to face and know each other? The passage in Luke, we think, means… Continue reading Angels Rejoicing and Future Recognition