Brother Lipscomb, there has been much discussion concerning the person understanding baptism is for remission of sins. Suppose a Baptist seeks union with a church of Christ, what steps ought to be pursued toward him?
1) How is it that man can baptize man into Christ? 2) Is the putting on of Christ in baptism water baptism?
Brother Lipscomb, do the Scriptures say that no one can be saved without baptism, or is it only an inference? If an inference, are not all creeds founded on inferences? I have been reading your paper some time, and I like it very well. Inferences are of different degrees of certainty. A necessary inference… Continue reading Can Man Be Saved Without Baptism?
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?
Paul says (Romans 12:2), “Be not conformed to this world,” and John says (1 John 2:15): “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Now, I am well aware that there is a line of distinction between the… Continue reading Is Playing Ball Conforming to the World?
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
Brother Sewell: As one of our sisters has turned Adventist and has some of the members bothered, I would like a full explanation of the following passages of scripture: Ex. 31: 16, 17; Matt. 5: 19; Rom. 14: 5, 6. Who are meant by the “children of Israel” in the passage first named? What “commandments” is… Continue reading Adventists and the Children of Israel
Brethren Lipscomb and Sewell: As I want all the information I can get on the Bible, please explain the following passage of scripture: “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.” (Rom. 9: 3.) As an exposition of this passage, we will insert the… Continue reading Paul Wishes Himself Accursed from Christ