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What Does it mean to be Baptized into Christ?

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TYPES OF BAPTISM PRACTICED IN THE CHURCHES:

There is more than one type of baptism practiced in the Christian world. There is:

Sprinkling or Pouring on the Head Infant Baptism Submersion under water.

Sprinkling or pouring water on the head

There are no scriptures in the Read more…

Bible Student Baptism Service – How Different from a JW Baptism Service

What is a Bible Student Baptism service like? How is it different form a JW Baptism Service? What are we baptized into? What questions are asked of the candidate? What requirements are there?

In 1985 the JW baptism questions changed, with the candidate having to announce their desire to become associated with an Organization. The Read more…

Pressing Toward the Mark of the High Calling

Counsel from C.T. Russell [R1884 : page 249] “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”–Phil. 3:14.

THESE were the words of one of the most earnest and faithful runners for the prize of the high calling of the Gospel Church. The speaker was a man Read more…

The Parable of the Marriage Feast – Many Called, Few Chosen

In the parable Jesus dramatized two crises his followers must experience. The first is God’s calling (1Pet 5:10). This crisis is resolved in the parable by entering the banquet hall. In the Christian walk it is resolved by consecration to holy living and obedience to the will of God. Typified by the general consecration of Read more…

Who and Where are the Anointed? (Only in the JW Organization?)

The concept of anointing relates to the ancient practice of anointing those who would be Priests or Kings (eg., Leviticus 8:12; 2 Samuel 2:4). But for the combined office of “kings and priests,” the Church and Bride of Christ is invited to share (Revelation 1:6; 5:10). Jesus as the Head was anointed first, but the Read more…

IN WHOSE NAME ARE WE TO BE BAPTIZED?

In whose name is the Christian baptized? Many quote the great commission of Matt 28:19 to prove we are baptized into the Trinity, not into Jesus Christ alone.

Matt 28:19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Read more…

THE TRUTH ON BAPTISM

CHRISTIAN people are in agreement in understanding that the New Testament teaches baptism, although there is a great diversity and confusion of thought respecting its mode and significance.

The great falling away from the faith, alluded to by the apostles in the New Testament, had gained such headway by the second century that very superstitious Read more…