Not all who came out of Egypt perished. Yes, some rebelled and were destroyed by God as will happen to apostates in the modern church, but many will see the promised land. Did they all perish, if so, please submit the verse which says all who came out of Egypt perished, that none made it to the land God promised.
The experience of Moses and the Israelites is a type or example of Jesus and the Church. All were baptized into Moses. No baby left behind in Egypt because he or she could not believe...meaning they were baptized into Moses as well. So, either these believed or it is not an issue to get stuck on(whether the baby believes or does not)...or when this happened, all were mature and there were no babies, which sounds rather crazy, but maybe it was so.
Thanks Hidemi. I think I will let things be as they are. I haven't had a strong conviction to get baptized again. I know what I believe and why, that Jesus is Lord and Savior and head of the Church..I believe and have been baptized so I have experienced and fulfilled what Jesus says in Mark 16(And various passages in Acts). I just know that I would not encourage anybody to be baptized just because the church is filling up the pool for the occasion and out of convenience or pressure from others(this was my reason for getting baptized then, I feel--like it was a family thing to do out of convenience).
Politics---trying to please everybody all the time. Very difficult. Obama should carefully read the New Testament and go to a church with convictions similar to what he has. I would hope for his personal assurance of salvation that he'd trust the merits of Christ alone for salvation and submit to Him as the only infallible head of the Church and Scripture alone to be sufficient for faith and practice.
I was baptized by immersion at 17 years of age upon profession of faith, but it was not until a few years later that I had a powerful experience of repentance and forgiveness. Sometimes I have considered being baptized again because of this sequence of events in my life. Anybody else have a similar experience?
I had one of those energy efficient incandescent look-alikes and it malfunctioned, smoking and making hazardous cloud of something(mercury probably)...I suppose it would have burned the place down if I didn't notice it.
Depends on how many meanings you accept out of the Greek word. One thing for sure, the Bible does not list a required amount of water, so it's not an issue. Yes, the anabaptist controversy came up among the Calvinists in Europe from what I gather.
SteveR wrote: I guess we can all keep pretending our particular denominational views are uniquely divine and the other denominations are less holy than ourselves.
Very true. There are many conflicting groups who think they alone are the church of the New Testament. Scripture Alone isn't sufficient for many such people. In addition to the Bible you have to submit to somebody's creed or tradition to be "correct" or even saved. And if they say they believe in religious freedom, try doing something against their creed and tradition then see what happens. I guess they wrote the Bible and know the only correct opinion about its words. What a unique position to be in! Too bad the Bible doesn't say what group of the many conflicting ones is the church of the New Testament, then I'd believe them, but that's their problem, not mine.
Article says the conservative traditionalists are divisive? No. It is the homosexuals and the liberals who are divisive. The traditionalists get my support. The Bible says the same thing....homosexuality is sin and cannot be condoned.
Appearance is not what makes a good governor. It is the convictions and faith. I don't find Palin attractive in looks, conviction or faith. She's a typical politician by trying to look good in many ways...appearance and compromise(Isn't she some kind of Charismatic-Pentecostal ecumenical person?).
Provided children are unsaved. However, Jesus blessed the babes brought to him. He also said to let the children come and to such is the kingdom. If somebody wants to baptize their children, let 'em, I say, especially if they base their decision on a reading of the Bible and this is their conviction based upon their reading. Whether water is given to a seedling or a grown plant, both grow and bear fruit. Whether baptized in infancy or later, if both of these baptized believe and confess faith in the Lord, they will bear fruit and are saved.