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.
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: 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
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
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
Please explain in the Gospel Advocate 1 Cor. 9:22. What is meant by the expression: “I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some”? Paul in this passage was not speaking of anything that involved the law of God under Christianity. He only had reference to outside matters… Continue reading All Things to All Men
Please give in the Gospel Advocate your understanding of the condition of Adam before his fall. In other words, was he immortal before he violated his Maker? Did he lose both temporal and spiritual life? If so, did not the Savior die, not only a temporal, but a spiritual, death, to consummate the at-one-ment for the human… Continue reading The Condition of Adam Before the Fall