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?
Will you please show one the necessity of baptism, if, indeed, it is essential to salvation? I am convinced that immersion is the best mode; and if I could see that baptism is essential to salvation, I would be immersed immediately. God commanded through John the Baptist baptism as a starting point to a… Continue reading The Necessity of Baptism
1) Can a person believe, as stated by you in the notice of mine, and receive water baptism, and still be unpardoned? 2) Is it your honest conviction from your knowledge of the Scriptures that no one is saved (living under Christian privileges and obligations) but those who comply with all the conditions mentioned by… Continue reading Baptism and Pardon
Brother Lipscomb: Is it essentially necessary in baptism to say: “I baptize you into the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?” Answer and oblige. We know of no necessity for saying one word in baptism to render it valid. We have no intimation in the Bible that there was any formula repeated, nor do we believe… Continue reading Formula in Baptism
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?