Category Archives: baptism

Denominations: Baptist Church (Part 2)

Name There are different ideas which have been set forth for the origin of the name Baptist.  (1) A few Baptists claim that the name is God-given.  It was given to John because of his mission.  Also, it is the … Continue reading

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Denominations: Baptist Church (Part 1)

Ascertaining accurate total numbers is difficult.  The Baptist church is greatly divided.  The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) indicates that their fellowship of 241 conventions and unions, in 126 countries and territories, comprised 47 million baptized believers in 2020 (members unions, … Continue reading

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Denominations: Catholic Church (Part 3)

Beliefs and Practices 1.  Original Sin The Catholic Church teaches that children are born in sin.  Catechism of the Catholic Church reads, “Born with a fallen nature and tainted by Original Sin, children also have need of new birth in … Continue reading

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Does Truth Reveal One Plan of Salvation?

What is truth?  It is reality.  The New Testament declares that God’s word is truth (John 17:17; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5-6).  God’s word declares spiritual reality.  This is what the New Testament declares. According to the New Testament, each accountable … Continue reading

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Baptized For The Dead

“Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all?  Why then are they baptized for the dead?” (1 Corinthians 15:29). These words are a part of a greater context.  Some were … Continue reading

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Have You Been Circumcised?

“In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with … Continue reading

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Make Disciples or Baptize?

Did Jesus instruct His disciples simply to baptize or to make disciples?  The answer should be clear.  He said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matthew 28:18).  Yes, baptism is necessary for salvation.  However, the instruction of … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Justified by Grace (Saved Through Washing and Renewing)

“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another, but when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared… He saved … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Conversion (Part 2)

Much of the denominational world are Calvinists in doctrine. They believe that there must be a direct operation of the Holy Spirit on the heart of a man before he can be converted. Nathan Rice (a Presbyterian) made this statement … Continue reading

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The Christian Life (from John 3)

John 3 contains three points which sum up Christianity. Let’s notice: 1.  The Cross of Christ “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up that whoever believes in … Continue reading

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