Who Are the Baptists?

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 19

The Baptist Church and its prognosticators not only mess up the plan of salvation, they also teach false theories concerning the second coming of Christ. The return of Christ is the time of judgment. Matthew 16:27. “For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.“ Note the word ”then”–then he shall reward every man. When will this take place? At His coming with His angels. There is no dual coming, dual resurrection, tribulation and rapture, that is taught in this passage!! Peter, Mark 8:38 says: “whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also show the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with His holy angels.” There is no time for millennialism or the rapture, Jesus says it will be when He comes with His angels. This brings on a real hard problem for the Baptist Church because there is no mention of the tribulation, no mention of the rapture, and no mention of His third coming, and a regrouping of all His angels. The Baptist tell us that when Jesus comes back the second time, He want be “in His glory,” He will come as a coward, a their. John wrote by the inspiration of the Spirit, in the John 5:28-29,: “the hour cometh, in which all that are in their grave shall hear His voice and come forth. They that have done good to the resurrection of life, they that have done evil under the resurrection of separation.” Again Paul, according to the inspiration given him in Luke 20:35 says: “they which are accounted worthy to obtain that world, and resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage.” The millennial theory has no support in the Word of God and will not stand in the light of Scripture nor reason!
Many of the Baptist go back to Zechariah 14. “And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the East, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the East and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.” Jesus cried: “Oh, Jerusalem, Jerusalem; thou that stonest the prophets and killeth them that were sent unto thee. How often would I have gathered thee as a hen does her brood under her wing, and you would not. Behold your house is left unto you desolate.” A mountain was the government in prophetic parlay and the Jews were the people whose house of worship was totally destroyed when the kingdom of heaven brought war on Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and washed her in her own blood! Jerusalem had to pass through the fire to be refined. The city was taken by the Romans, the houses were rifled, and all the riches taken away, the women were ravished and crime was sanctioned by law. Half of the city was carried into captivity, to be sold or enslaved: it was a great and terrible day! God made use of the Roman nations to scourge the Jew for the killing of His Son. Jesus said: “this generation shall not pass until all these things be fulfilled.” In Mark 13:3, the Bible tells us “that Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives when Peter, James, Andrew and John came to Him and asked Him the question, ‘Lord when shall these things be?” The last time that Jesus stood on the Mount of Olives is recorded in Acts 1:12 when He ascended up into heaven. He will never stand there again, for when He comes the second time, there will be no Mount of Olives to stand on. It will be destroyed as the rest of the planet will be. 2 Peter 3:8-12. The great mountain, the ceremonial law, was in the way of the world’s conversion and the preaching of the gospel. This mountain had to depart and the hills be removed, the covenant of peace was then brought in through the preaching of the gospel to them that were “afar off and to those that were nigh.” A new and living way was opened in Jerusalem, which gave man the forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal life. As Isaiah had prophesied, Isaiah 40:4,”every valley shall be exalted, every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.” By speaking of the valley, the way was open for the wayfaring man (the Jew), Isaiah 35:8 and the path to salvation would be open to the fools.” To those who had never been in covenant and separated from God, the Gentiles, who were “afar off”, a people with NO access to Him, would NOW have joint access to God, the Father.”

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 18

In the Baptist Church, it is taught profusely that one is justified by faith only that there is no actual obedience that must be rendered. This denomination denies and despises the fact that a sinner must be baptized into Christ to be saved. In examining the New Testament, we find that the Bible does teach a man is justified by faith-Romans 5:1; Galatians 2:16; 3:24. The Good Book also teaches that one is justified freely by God’s grace: Titus 3:7. The Scriptures teach that we are justified by His blood: Romans 5:9 also James tells us we’re justified by works. James 2:21, 24, 25. The apostle Paul writes to the Corinthians in first Corinthians 5:11 telling them they were justified by Christ. In Galatians 2:16, Paul later says we’re justified by knowledge. Then finally, Paul in Romans 3:33 says it is God that justifies. This is a list of seven means, by Christ, his name, his blood, by knowledge, grace, faith, and by works. He that selects faith out of seven acts without reason; he infers that he has superior knowledge than He who the message was delivered by, the Holy Spirit. Why, then, say that faith alone is the reason for our justification? Why not assume that the name of the Lord alone is the greater matter, saying His name is the “only name given under heaven by whereby we must be saved.” Or why not teach that because of the name of Jesus, or the Lord, salvation is ours? We have the grace of God which teaches us that grace is the efficient cause, the authority of the Lord- the immediate cause, and that faith is a formal cause, while works are concurring causes!
A witness standing beside the road sees a car wreck. Passion causes him to send his son to try and save them. When the boy gets to the car, they submit to his help. Two little girls in the backseat stretch out their arms, take hold of his hand, and flee for safety. While this is going on there are people standing idly by and watching, who do nothing. While the young boy was trying to aid the other two passengers, the car exploded, and all perished. The moving cause of their salvation was the goodwill of the father who sent his son. The efficient cause was his son who ran toward eminent death to aid; the procuring cause was the boy reaching and grabbing them by the hand and pull them out of the car, those that escaped. The knowledge of their death and his invitation to pull them out of the car would be called the disposing cause. The grabbing of the young man’s hands and pulling as strongly as they could to gain freedom would be called the immediate cause; consenting to his conditions, would be the formal cause and running to the side of the road for safety was the concurring cause of their salvation. Men are justified or saved by grace, by Christ, by His blood, by faith, by knowledge, by the name of the Lord, and by works. Of the seven causes, three are purely instrumental– why choose one and put emphasis on justifying and exclude or show no preference to others? Everyone in its own place is essentially necessary.
If we examine the New Testament, we will find that we are said to be saved by as many causes, though some of them differently denominated, as those by which we are said to be justified. We are said to be saved by grace. Ephesians 2:5; saved through His life, Romans 5:9, 10; saved through faith, Ephesians 2:8, Acts 16:31; saved by baptism, first Peter 3:21; or by believing and being baptized, Mark 16:16; or by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, Titus 3:5; or by the gospel, first Corinthians 15:1; or by calling on upon the Lord, and by enduring to the end, Acts 2: 21, Romans 10:13, Matthew 10:22. In the Book, salvation is ascribed to grace, to Jesus Christ, to His death and resurrection-three times, to baptism, either by itself or in conjunction, one time with faith, and one time with the Holy Spirit; to works, or calling upon the Lord, or enduring to the end. To these we could add other phrases but these explain our example. Saved by grace, is the moving cause; by Jesus, the efficient cause; by the gospel, the disposing cause; by faith, the formal cause; by baptism, the immediate cause; and by enduring to the end, or persevering in the Lord, the concurring cause. Why then do the Baptist teach that salvation is “by faith only?” More lies from their father!! John 8:44

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 17

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 16

To understand another fallacy about the Baptist Church, we must understand how they as a society cannot progress beyond their present existence because when they began their church they did not intend for it to go beyond the limits of the Reformation; beyond that which would have caused them to be heretical. The founders of all schisms saw through “a glass darkly,” and they were so engulfed in human tradition that they never intended to come all the way back to the pattern of the New Testament!! There is a difference in starting a church for societal freedom, where one could worship as they pleased, and starting a church for the salvation of the soul where one would worship as God pleased. A new creed was soon adopted, and then they were completely enmeshed in pride and would not admit they could be wrong.
This new creed bound them from infancy and because of jealousy, the dividers became the divided. There is something that has not often been discussed– the purpose for which something has been brought into existence determines its reason for existence! The Baptist Church came into existence over its insatiable desire to worship and teach its own private doctrine. It did not come into existence seeking the will of God. It did not come into existence demanding of itself that it must become the closest religious body in the world to the truth written in the word of God by the Holy Spirit to His apostles. If the purpose for which something comes into existence is not right or is not channeled in the right direction, then the end result can never be anything that’s good!! For example: a man marries a woman because she’s wealthy- you can bet that marriage will not be happy. A young woman marries an old man for money, a family worships with the wrong congregation because there are children there they can befriend their children- they seem to have no reason to worship with a congregation because of the amount of truths taught. When the Baptist Church came into existence in 1603, its purpose was not to be the exact copy of the church of Christ of the first century. In the writings of its founder or founders, this was not a prerequisite. How could the results be good? Since the Baptist Church has never existed to be the closest thing to the word of God that exist on the earth, its purpose of existence is still not that that will give the proper outcome!! They just didn’t start out to be the church of Christ!! The purpose of their origin might be honorable, but the marriage of the young woman to the old man is more honorable than just living together: love is not the purpose of their union. If the purpose of their union is not founded on truth, their marriage can never grow beyond a certain standard, or grow at all!! This has never been the purpose for our existence as the church of Christ– it is never been our purpose just to exist, our purpose has always been to take the writings of the Holy Spirit as our creed, our rules and measures of faith and practice; and, never allow any additions, alterations, or amendments that would alter our purpose of existence!!
When the church exists only for the purpose of making its people better, making them more moral, preach on joy, love, and peace and never explain the purpose of their existence is to defend the teachings and doctrines of God, what can the church ever expect to be? When we understand that the things concerning the Holy Spirit and the defense of His word are not the most important purpose for our existence, the purpose for our existence will only cause division– not the unity of the Spirit!! I think in many instances men and women are loyal to a purpose of existence that is not loyal to Jesus Christ, and they think that their purpose of existence is as good as the church that He purchased with His blood. To read the Scriptures for the sake of carrying out into practice all that we learn, and to read them for the sake of knowing what is written, are very different things, and will produce very different results. To be a member of the Baptist Church, which never in its purpose of origin or continuous existence is to be the closest thing to the New Testament pattern as is possible to be, will never bring the results that those who love the Lord but are misled by the error that it teaches, will bring. You can love Jesus Christ with ever faculty of your being, but if you have never met His blood, you will be lost!!

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 15

Christians are the greatest philanthropist, in the utmost extent of the meaning of the word. Those who are representatives of darkness, angels of Satan, are the worst enemies ever to exist!! Man or woman that is evil enough to represent the God of creation and deny what He says or has had written, is the meanest human being, alive!! He will care not for things that are high and holy, he will never see the necessity of referencing his preaching or teaching by a “thus saith the Lord,” nor will he ever feel the pangs of guilt. The word of God has not been hidden in his heart, nothing will prick or disturb his conscience when he violates the instruction of the Holy Spirit. He may appear to be sweet and lovable but in actuality, he or she is the meanest man alive!
Truth, in love, makes us free from all the tyrannies of passion, from guilt and fear and shame; and we’re filled with courage, active and passive, as our enterprise. As Paul writes: “if by any means I may save some” describes the passion we, who because of obedience, have had put around our neck, which is called the “wreath of salvation”. The demands of our Lord and Savior are opportunities to express love, the correction of denominational representation concludes with joy in our hearts, for we know the Lord and His kingdom have been represented!! As the apostle Peter writes under the direction of the Holy Spirit: “it is better to have never known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and turn from it…” As the Lord was so exact in His communication to the destitute and the lost; “it would have been better for this man if he had never born.” Mark 14:21
There was a prodigal who went into a far country, thankfully, “he came to himself.” Luke 15:17 What would’ve been the end result of his foolishly selfish heart? Eternal damnation! It matters not about a person’s wants or wishes, when you deal with God, you have to deal on His terms, alone. Regeneration and salvation are not words for man to define on his own terms, it is the word defined by the Holy Spirit. When we speak of a society that is professedly “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,” without any human bond, and that it becomes our rule of life; we have to use the rule of law and make sure what we believe and teach in conformity with the sacred oracles and that this community of believers stand perfect and complete on the will of our Almighty Creator! We cannot concern ourselves with feelings or emotions, we have to insist on perfection: and God alone is perfection!! We find it necessary to disabuse the mind of our readers thinking we are using the widest range, allowable, or that we will not spend all of our time on the first act of becoming, nor last act of being born, but will contend that being “born again” and being “immersed,” are, in the apostles doctrine, two names for the same action in the formation of the new man! By way of reprisal, Baptist have their converts think that we go for nothing but water, and sarcastically call us the advocates of water regeneration. They think there is something more sublime and doubt has always been the occasion of all their addresses delivered by the apostles, but when we speak in the exact style of the living oracles on this subject we will be speaking in the exact style of words that relate to the act of immersion, alone. For you see my friend, the sinner cannot be regenerated when actively striving against the divine influence of inspiration!!
The Baptist Church, has often made fun of our instruction from the Holy Spirit on baptism and regeneration. They have taught that they are not the same thing and to the ignorant and unlearned they have escaped debate. On the first two sermons cited by Luke in the book of Acts, complementary versus would inform you that this could not be true. In Acts 2:38, Peter was inspired to state that repentance and baptism were for the “remission of sins” while in Acts 3:19, again, Peter calls baptism-conversion which by definition means “turn one’s self back to God,” and again, in Titus 3:5, Paul defines baptism as “the washing of regeneration,” (the restoration of the pristine state in which life began). No human being is born sinner, as we began, so we again can be. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 14

Newness of life is a Hebraism for a “new life.” The new birth brings us into a new state or relationship with God the Son that we first had, before time began, with God the Father. This form was in fellowship with God. Jesus said: “suffer little children to come in the Me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3-6 In verse 10 of that same chapter, our Lord again says: “take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say and you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven.” The anti-Christian generation, by whom comes great offenses, will fall to the deepest hell for their delusion given to the innocent! “For precious in the site of the Lord” are they (as well as ourselves who have been baptized into Christ and are faithful) who are the sinless. When Abraham left his native country, for fear of being ensnared in the idolatry and sinfulness of they who lived around him. It was not for Abraham’s sake that he left. Lost is in the idea that God had promised him seed, Abraham fled “looking for a city, whose ruler and builder was God.” I have known many who have left a strong congregation of the churches of Christ with their eye on the promises of the world, take their family into a situation of Jeopardy and never show any concern! I have seen the results that the call of the world had on these children! Moses left Pharaohs court, for fear of being entangled in the simple pleasure of it. There, he cut off his right arm. We, who attribute this statement of the Lord to everybody else but ourselves, never consider the consequences our decisions have on the soul that we have brought into this world! As Christ would be profoundly displeased with the enemies of His church, if they wrong any of the members of It, even the least, so He will be displeased with the great ones of the church, if they despise the little ones of It!!
Christ came to th did any ways the e world to purchase the “pearl of great price,” and the little ones of His seed in whom the gospel has been planted, are greatly desired of the Father, for, as all children, they are sinless. We must not impose upon the hearts of our children, as they are in subjection to our life, the lack of respect owed them. We must show how one must live the Christian life. The remedial system made known by our Lord warns us, “woe to those of world that causes the little ones to offend.”
Some have supposed that every particular saint has a guardian angel; but why should we suppose this, when we are sure that every particular saint, when there is occasion, has a guard of Angels? 2 Kings 6:17 Not just one! They, who are God’s possession, concerning their ministers for good, can be just as supposed to pitch their tents about them, and bear them up when they fall. But this expression of angels, just might refer to the soul and spirit of each individual that has come into this world through procreation. By inspiration, Luke uses this explanation in Acts 13:15, when the brethren thought Peter was dead, but had visited their assembly as they prayed for him. So the soul and spirit of the child who has never sinned (and there has never been one who has) is always in the presence of the Father! For sin is what separates us from God and until the separation takes place, we are in constant fellowship with heaven! While the great ones of the world have honorable men as their associates and guards, the little ones are attended with that part of mankind which speaks life and dignity to God’s “new creation.” It should seem real harmful to be the enemies of those who are so guarded, for God is jealous toward them. Notice the communication, there continually, without interruption, without fail before His face, that which sinful man cannot behold until washed in the blood of Christ and Christ having become his mediator, of the Father in heaven!! Why would it not be consistent with we who have the opportunity to be as Gabriel is described: “I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee and show thee these glad tidings.” Luke 1:19 The Son of Man was sent to seek those who are lost, not those who stood in the presence of the Father!! We who are the angels of righteousness show those who were once in God’s presence the “way back, home.”

Who are these people called, Baptist? Part 13

I can never can quit repeating a statement made in the Scriptures that most people do not pay any attention to! There was never anybody else in the Bible called Baptist other than John! Of all the religious societies that are mentioned in the Bible,: the Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, and on and on, these people have classification and distinction by the name that they wore. When Paul met the disciples in Acts 19, he did not begin by asking the question: “Are you all members of the Baptist Church?” There was not a Tom, the Baptist or Peter, the Baptist or James, the Baptist ever mentioned in the preamble of the New Testament, either. Since John was the only one who was ever given this appellation, even his disciples did not bear this as an identifying factor. When the disciples came to Jesus, sent by John himself when he was in prison, they did not approach the Lord with the words “we are members of the Baptist Church, can we talk to You?
Premillennialism is a big-ticket item for Baptist preachers. Since they do not believe and their doctrine does not teach that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead by God to set on the right hand of His Majesty on high, they do all they can to unseat Him by their preaching. Strong adherence to the rapture theory they have taught from their origin that Christ went back to heaven defeated, instead of glorified is their doctrine!! They teach He’s coming back one of these days to get revenge on the Jewish people, and reign over them anyway, even though they won’t like it! What a way to look at a God who gave so much!! Not telling us what will happen with the individual denominational identities, it will be an interesting time when the Adventist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, and all the miracle working Holiness groups crowd over to Palestine and try to get along for 1000 years! By their doctrine, the third coming of Christ is necessitated, which is never mentioned in the Scriptures. That the earth is to be burnt with fire, dissolve back into that from whence it was made, originally, and humanity drop of the edge of the existence into oblivion. When will there be time for the judgment of the ungodly?? Or will it be executed on all the ungodly a second time the Lord comes the third time? Jude says that when the Lord comes “with His saints” He will “execute judgment on all the ungodly.” You would have to have the judgment of the ungodly at the second coming, a thousand years before the reign of Christ, begins and ends. Again in 1 Thessalonians 4:14, Paul writes “that they who sleep in Jesus, Christ will bring with Him!” The dead in Christ will rise first before the living in Christ, which were alive and remain, would be called up to be with the Lord in the air.” There will be no period of time that exists at the second coming of Christ. Time is no more. When Jesus comes back, time and this planet will have ended, He will turn the kingdom back over to God the Father, He will punish the unrighteous and assign them to separation from His presence when He comes to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe.” 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 “Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and come forth, they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they lived the evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” John 5:28-29 notice it says hour, singular, not hours plural, there is no third coming of Christ! There is no thousand years between the resurrection and judgment, there is no way to determine time, for time will not be in existence. The Lord will not work by His wristwatch and be limited as to how long something will take Him!! John says it is all that are in the grave, not just the saved!! Premillennialism is just another lie from a decadent mind trying to play God! 2 Thessalonians 2:8 “Then shall the wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.” It is hard to get plainer than that, but we will try. “To the end that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all of His saints.“ 1 Thessalonians 3:13 “For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.”
Like their doctrine baptism of the saved, premillennialism is another lie from hell. This theory is a joke perpetrated on the illiterate and unlearned who “do not study to show themselves approved.”

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 12

When Paul met the disciples of John in Ephesus in Acts 19, he did not ask them the regular questions a Baptist would ask, today. He did not ask them to give their “salvation story” or their “personal experience with Jesus,” Paul ask them a question the Baptist church STILL cannot answer!! “Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?” Paul’s question was very apropos, had these people already been Christians, they would have already known of God’s gift to all who had been baptized into Christ. God’s plan to sustain them as Christians was not revealed BEFORE Christianity existed! The Baptist Church will tell you today about its “once saved always saved” program, but will never relate to you how God intended to keep his children pure “in Christ.” Their only doctrine on the Holy Spirit is the miraculous work done in the first century. They do not realize that God “gives the Spirit to all them that obey Him” so we who have been saved from our sins by the blood of Christ, can get all the way home, safely! Acts 5:32 The very fact that they know nothing about this tells the whole story.
The Baptist Church does not teach in any sense the gift of the Holy Spirit! The baptism of preparation and perfection must never to be confused! Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who come from the Baptist Church into the Lord’s church thinking that they do not have to be baptized as they say, “again.” Preachers of the gospel who do not understand the difference between the two baptisms sometimes allow them entrance into the membership of the body of Christ on their Baptist baptism and keep them from entrance into the kingdom of God! They may not mean any harm, but they keep the individuals that they accept on their Baptist baptism from the blood of Christ. A person cannot “be taught wrong and baptized right!!” One cannot be taught they are saved before they are baptized, as do the Baptist, and still be baptized to be saved! Entering into the gates of heaven has but one path-Christ said He was the way, and no man comes in any other way will will!!
The Baptist are always asking about the thief on the cross. Did anybody ever asked the thief on the cross if he’d received the Holy Spirit? Why?? One of the easiest ways to explain the difference in the baptism of preparation and the baptism of salvation is what the apostle Paul through inspiration of the Holy Spirit expressed to the 12 at Ephesus! The genius of the question is seen in the clarity this expresses to explain the difference in the two baptisms. When discussing the question of baptism with a member of the Baptist Church, it is a good thing to ask if they have received the Holy Spirit and particularly stress the word since you believed! What means this since you believed? Jesus commanded “he that believes and is baptized shall be saved.” It is obvious that people do not understand what is meant by the command believe. Thayer says in the New Testament sense, it means conviction and trust impelled by a certain inner prerogative and law of the soul, to trust in Jesus as able to aid either in obtaining salvation or doing something to be saved. Now, if a person does not trust the Lord nor does he believe what Christ has said, he cannot be said to be a believer. If one is not a believer he is not invited by our Lord to be baptized! The difference between the invitation of the Lord and Baptist preacher is extremely great!! It matters IN WHOM you have put your trust when you are baptized, if you to go to heaven!! Meeting the blood of Christ in the water of baptism can never be a reality for a person who is not a believer IN CHRIST. The baptism of John, then, is not in any way like the baptism for salvation that Jesus had preached by His apostles, so no one baptized in the Baptist Church would ever be considered a member of the Church of Christ!! The baptism of salvation, in water, is always demanded of one who wants to be baptized into the Christ. By the way, the thief on the cross was never a member the Church of Christ or of the Baptist Church, either!! He died before either of them came into existence!! He is the favorite of error in trying to show baptism is not essential but in fact, he shows the opposite.

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 11

When we attack the salvation experience of a Baptist, they think we are attacking them. It brings all kinds of emotions. One of which is usually anger. Error has a secret hiding place, it is in the heart of those who are not drawn to the light!! John 6:44 When pride and conceit set on the throne in the heart of any individual, truth has no place. “A strong man, armed, keeps his palace, his goods are in peace: but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divides his spoils.” Luke 11:21-22 When we find people who will defend their false actions and in doing so contradict the words of the God of heaven, we meet people in serious, spiritual trouble!! Their first impulse is to defend their pride, the pride of their parents who taught them, or the good name of the Baptist preacher that was the herald of their damnation! They have satisfaction in the arms of error, but we approach with the truth and the sleeping sinner is aroused to light and like an old dog awakened out of its sleep, the first instinct may be to bite you.
The baptism of preparation that was taught by Jesus and John the Baptist has a likeness to the baptism of salvation taught by the apostles of Jesus Christ, only in the fact that it is total submersion. Remembering that the purpose of the baptism of preparation was to get ready to enter the kingdom of God, otherwise, it was of no value. To refuse the fact that the kingdom was coming, and nigh at the door, in this, it was for preparation, and its coming allowed people to be ready for the Kingdom when it came, gives rise for some to think that these two baptisms were the same! So one can see why premillennialism and Baptist preaching go hand-in-hand. The Baptist have never taught that the baptism of perfection in the forgiveness of sins came into existence on the day of Pentecost. When John sent his disciples to Jesus in Matthew chapter 11, the question John asked the Lord is often misunderstood. John wanted to know of the Lord if he had done what he had been sent to do. The Lord answered him thusly: “Go and show John, again (John had seen them in the O.T.), those things which you do now see and hear; the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them, and the blessed are those who are not in offended in Me, does that not convince you, John?”
When Paul met the disciples of John and Ephesus, there were things established by the verbiage he communicated. The kingdom is already come gentlemen, you do not continue to preach the baptism of preparation; having been baptized in the baptism of preparation you’re entitled to the baptism of salvation. As proof of the fact that your baptism is not the baptism of the King of Kings, have you received the Holy Spirit, since you believed? John’s baptism never included a mention of the Holy Spirit but the first time we hear of the baptism of perfection, recorded by Luke in Acts, chapter 2, it was mentioned!! Many have not paid too much attention to it!! The answer, was to repent and be baptized first, for the remission of sins, and secondly, to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The questioneers’s at Pentecost never ever had heard of the Spirit of God. The gift for which they inquired was the knowledge from God as to how to be forgiven of crucifying His son! (Without the knowledge of how, their forgiveness could never be actuated!!) What the Holy Spirit had to do with the subject of the forgiveness of sins, was not at Pentecost, explained! (The gift of the Holy Spirit was to sustain, not forgive, and since these people were asking to become Christians, not asking how to be sustained as Christians, the explanation was not needed.) He, the Spirit, was not in their minds nor were they questioning how they might receive Him. That the message of the reception of the Holy Spirit had since been taught and explained, the apostle Paul addresses to these Ephesians. Like them, you would been astounded! John, nor his disciples, had ever mentioned such a thing!! The Holy Spirit was a member of that God nature that had never been discussed in Judaism. Not only were these Ephesians learning about another member that was older than time, they were hearing, possibly for the first time that there was a Holy Spirit, and then there was a gift that Paul offered them which they had never heard about!

Who are these people called Baptist? Part 10

The Baptist Church teaches that an alien center is saved when he has faith, when it comes into his heart, before and without water baptism. There are many versus in Scripture which confuses them because they do not rightly divide the scriptures. What causes their misunderstanding is their problem is their refusal of separating the Old Testament Scriptures from the New. They do not believe that there is distinctive difference. They also are not instructed in the fact that John and Jesus taught a baptism of preparation and that Jesus had His apostles teach the baptism of salvation. Acts 2:38
To whom did John and Jesus preach? They preached to the Jewish people who came back from Babylonian captivity and some remnants that had stayed behind when Nebuchadnezzar had taken the Jews to Babylon. These were people who had Old Testament faith, they had been taught the law of Moses in a fashion. Forgiveness of sin was an impossible attainment. It is important to know to whom you are speaking so the address will be one that would be instructive. In the days of Jesus and John,
Gentiles were not even considered! There were many laws that the Jew was attempting to obey AS children of God, whereas the Gentile had EVER considered themselves children of God. Matthew 15:26-27 If a person thinks themselves a child of God and a saved individual then you waste your time by beginning to try to teach them what to do to be saved. The first thing you got to do is get them lost. If you can’t do that what you teach them will go in one ear and out the other!!
When you destroy their “personnel faith” so they can see that before God they are lost most think you have gone too far! It takes a lot of love for a person to interfere in what they “feel” is a personal relationship with the Lord and you want to take that away from them, but, the job of the Christian soldier is to do that very thing. Acts 4:12 states: “neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven whereby man can be saved. “ With the unsuspecting, we must begin our discussion. The Baptist make a living ingraining into their people the fact that their hearts is the determinant factor. Their heart is the judge and they have a salvation story to PROVE their story! If they have a strong feeling that peace between them and Christ has been established, you have a real battle to try to show them that their feelings do not change one word of the New Testament. Either Jesus has all authority are none!! Sure, it can be proved that their salvation is not real, you’re attacking their heart, feelings, personal satisfaction that has been established to which they attest. In essence, if you’re not careful, you’re basically accusing them of not being accurate with the truth. They will often respond: “no one has ever told me that before.” Most religionists like to be left alone this battle had already been fought and won, or they thought it had!! Because they are satisfied with the results of their praying to Jesus, that they made peace with God, they think you’re really interfering in their business when all you’re trying to do is help them save their soul!!
One of the first things Baptist will tell you is that they have prayed to Jesus. You ask: “where did you get the idea you could do that?” It matters not how many verses of Scripture that you show them to the contrary, they still feel a personal salvation with the Lord has been established. Let’s establish a fact from the start, there is no Baptist ever baptized (1) a sinner-they baptize saved people (2) for or in order to receive remission of sin or (3) to meet the blood of Christ!! It just has not happened-in fact Baptist preachers swear an oath on the Bible that they will not baptized sinners they only baptize saved people. They will in fact tell you they were saved like the thief on the cross and he did not have to be baptized. Having already discussed that subject let me remind you that the thief and all of his brethren thought they were children of God under the Old Testament covenant, therefore they were not looking to save their souls for they WERE JEWS!! The people in the Baptist Church say the same things, WE WERE ALREADY SAVED! Baptist baptism makes you a member of the local Baptist church!