Baptism by immersion identifies the believer with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Iâve been to quite a few funerals, but Iâve yet to see a decedent buried by sprinkling or pouring dirt on his head. However, Iâve never been to a Presbyterian funeral, so maybe thatâs how they do it. Christopher, Iâm appalled by your suggestion that I and my kinfolk take âmonthlyâ baths. We would never consent to wasting that much water.
Hereâs a hot tip for you, CS. I just heard through the grapevine that the pope is planning a joint news conference with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny to address the problem of lying. The conference, which will be moderated by the Tooth Fairy, is open to all reporters accredited by the Vatican and/or the North Pole.
The question is not whether Protestants, or Catholics, or Republicans, or Democrats, or conservatives, or liberals have a problem with Roe vs. Wade. The question is whether God has a problem with it, and even the most cursory reading of His book will readily reveal that He does.
Baptist. Immersionist. Dipper. Anything but Sprinkler. Sprinkling is for dry lawns and for clothes prior to ironing. Baptism by immersion is for believers in Christ. And Iâve yet to hear an infant make a profession of faith, so unless you aim to iron âem, why sprinkle âem?
Iâve read some incredible stuff on SA, but that was a real jaw-dropper. Everyone is a Christianâexcept, of course, the framers of the Constitution. They were deists. But everyone else is a Christian. II Babylonians 28:6, cf Hezekiah 4:18. Oh, and donât forget Opinions 18:22.
JAG, back to your post of eight hours ago (sorry, Iâve been out all day), my stepdad served in Pattonâs Third Army and was surrounded by the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge. A career soldier, he was also a combat infantryman in the Korean War (which was not a just a âconflictâ). He received the Bronze Star for heroic actions in both wars, but like most men of âthe Greatest Generationâ he didnât go around bragging about his wartime service, and I never saw his citations, so Iâm not sure what he did to earn the medals. For the first ten or twelve years of my Navy career, I had the privilege of serving with quite a few old WWII veterans, and God graciously used me in leading three WWII vets to the Lord, including one who just passed away last year. On a lighter note, I knew one man who served in France after D-Day. One time he got drunk on French wine, hopped on a motorcycle to show off in front of his buddies, wrecked the bike and got cut up in the accident. For this âactio0 he was awarded the Purple Heart. But hey, at least he was in France with the Army, and not hanging around a college campus criticizing America and burning the flag.
Erik, Hebrews 2:8 doesnât say that we donât see Christâs dominion âfully manifest.â It very plainly states that we donât see it YET. The reason we donât see it YET is because He has not returned, as He promised to do, to set up His kingdom YET. Why donât you stop twisting the scriptures to suit your cultic nations and ask God to reveal His truth to your heart? Gonna be out of pocket for a few hours, so I may not see your response. I donât have a computer with Internet and the phone only carries so many posts before it starts dropping them from the bottom. Good day.
BTW, JAG, I canât help noticing that you and your brother are more articulate than most young people today. I guess the homeschool environment accounts for that. Otherwise your moniker would probably be âJust, Like, a Dude in Like, Mississippi and Stuff.â Like.
JAG, youâre right, slavery and the Civil War were a long time agoâand yet not as long as you might think. My grandfather was born in 1900; his grandfather was a Confederate soldier. So there are plenty of us old codgers who knew people who knew others who fought in or lived through the Civil War. Obviously the war itself and the issues leading to the war excite passions to this day. Since the Centennial of the war in the early to mid-1960s aroused my interest in it, I have read everything I could get my hands on regarding the war, and visited many sites such as Vicksburg, Shiloh, Gettysburg, etc. But all I really âknowâ about the war and conditions leading up to it is what I have read that other people said, and perhaps you have noticed that people can be opinionated, fallible and downright nasty (if you donât believe it, go back and read my own posts; youâll see), and what they say may be true and it may not. You may be interested to know that there is a Lickskillet Road a couple of miles from where I live, and another one in the North Georgia town where I lived for a while as a boy. There used to be a Luckskillet Farm up there, too, but it has long since become a subdivision. I have yet to encounter a Lickfryingpan anything, but Iâm sure thereâs one somewhere.