So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites.De 31:22
The sounding of the trumpets and cymbals and for the playing of the other instruments for sacred song. 1Ch 16:42
Remember to extol his work, which men have praised in song. Job 36:24
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Ps 28:7
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16
Songs have two purposes....for worship of God and to teach. The lyrics of the song has to have substance about God, Jesus, our salvation, God's word ect. The melody needs to be simple enough so that the average member can either play an instrument or sing to it. The melody or music should not reflect what is popular with the world. It is to be "sacred"...that is seperate from what is popular. The music should not highlight the talent or ability of the musician.
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 5:42
You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. Acts 20:20
Here in Salt Lake City...Jordan Valley Baptist goes from house to house. We are prepared to present the gospel of God's grace. Though we do know about the error's of Mormonism, Romanism, Baptismal Regeneration and Protestant Liberalism...we do not argue on these matter's. Pastor Johnson has prepared a six lesson course that we give in people's homes to follow up on the intial presentation of the gospel. Though by the standard of modern evangelism...our program does not produce a lot of results....however we are motivated to be faithful...and leave the results with God.
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 1 Corinthians 3:14, 15
For the sinner;
They were judged every man according to their works. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
I memorized this verse during VBS as a child...and the Holy Spirit used it to have me accept Jesus as my Savior. Preaching God's wrath against sinners (Psalms 7:11)needs to be balanced with where He placed His wrath to satisfy His justice (Isaiah 53).
The "day of redemtion" (Ephesians 4:30) was one of the seven mysteries revealed to Paul by the ascended Jesus (Galatians 1:12). The "harpazo" (1 Thess. 4:13-18), "allasso" (1 Corinthians 15:51), "episunagoge" (2 Thessalonians 2:2) and "apostasia" (depature- Latin Vulgate- 425, Geneva Bible- 1587, Tyndale-1526, Mile Coverdale 1535)is new testament truth not found in the old testament, since it was hidden (Colossians 1:25-26). This appearing/coming of Jesus is only for His bride, the Church. He does not touch the earth. All saints are either resurrected or translated. His second coming...attested to by many O.T. prophecies is to rescue Israel from destruction by the Gentiles (Zechariah 14:1-5). The "rapture" is only the conclusion of this "day of redemption"...then the man of sin will be revealed who will be destroyed at Jesus' coming seven years later (Daniel 9:27). We, the Church, are to look for our Lord....not for the man of sin (2 Thess. 2:1-11).
DJC49 wrote: I still wanna know what version of the Bible reads "immersed" as in the verses of Acts cited by *St Jeremiah* [Acts 2:41 Acts 8:36,38 Acts 10:47,48]
This is a self-translation from the Greek.
The English word "baptism" is transliterated from the Greek "baptizo." King James instructed the translators to not translate this and other eccesliastical words. Since most of the translators were Angelo-Catholics and believed in pedo-baptism and baptismal regeneration by sprinkling...chose not to translate the text...and in many cases where "baptizo" occured in the text...colored the translation to support baptismal regeneration over against the underlying Greek text. I am translating "baptizo" over against this tradition so as to correctly state in English what is from the Greek.
I am Classical (Darby and Scofield) with greater emphasis on Paul (Stanford and Newman) in making distinction between God's program for Israel (see Romans 9-11) and God's program for the Church (Ephesians 1:19-23; 2:11-3:13; and 5:23-33) in which the acended and glorified Jesus revealed to him seven mysteries (one reference was already given) and I am not Modified (Ryrie and Chafer), Progressive (C Blaising and D Bock) or Hyper (Charles H Welch, A E Knoch).
Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John, although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. John 4:1,2
I am thankful that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, so no one can say that you were baptized into my name.(Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don't remember if I baptized anyone else.) 1 Corinthians 1:14-16
When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. Acts 18:5
Those who accepted his message were immersed, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 2:41
They came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be immersed?" And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip immersed him. 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Acts 8:36-39 (w/o vs. 37)
Then Peter said, "Can anyone keep these people from being immersed with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have." So he ordered that they be immersed in the name of Jesus Christ. Acts 10:47, 48