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.
1) How is it that man can baptize man into Christ? 2) Is the putting on of Christ in baptism water baptism?
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?
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 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
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?
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?