Psalm #2 – A Cosmic War

“Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us!’ He who sits in the heavens […]

Baptism #8 – Common Distortions

Well, we are almost at the end of our study on the doctrine of baptism. In terms of the sacrament of baptism all has been said, which leaves us with two topics to talk about still. And I must say that both are very controversial, and there is a sense of reluctance to address them, […]

Baptism #7 – Who Do You Baptize?

A question to be answered in response to why be baptized, is who do you baptize? Who should be baptized? The Bible is clear on this matter. From several places in the New Testament it can be deducted that only those who give a believable profession of faith should be baptized. This is because baptism, […]

Paraphrase #1

“In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God. Jesus was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Jesus, and apart from Jesus nothing came into being that has come into being. And Jesus became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw Jesus’ glory, glory […]

Baptism #6 – Why Be Baptized?

Our study on baptism is progressing. We have talked about the old traditions of the Jewish mikvah, the baptism of John the Baptist, why Jesus had to be baptized, how we should baptize, and why we should baptize. The logical following question is, if not evident yet by what has been said, why you should […]

Baptism #5 – Why Do You Baptize?

So baptism symbolizes regeneration or spiritual rebirth. But does it only symbolize, or is it also a means for the Holy Spirit to bring blessing to people? Since Jesus commanded His church to baptize (in Matthew 28:19), it is expected that a certain blessing is connected with baptism because all obedience to God by Christians […]