The Church—No. 2 (How People Become Members)

Visits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.]             Jesus built His church on the first Pentecost after His resurrection. How did people become members of it? This is an all-important question for those truly interested in being in…

Getting Into Christ

Visits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-1 page.]       Every spiritual blessing God has designed for us is found only “in Christ” (Eph. 1:3). These include forgiveness of sins at which time our condemnation is lifted (Rom. 8:1),…

What Is Baptism? — No. 8

Visits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.]             Abundant evidence has been presented in previous articles on this site to establish the following facts concerning baptism: Baptism is an act of immersion (Acts 8:38–39) or burial of…

God’s Plan of Salvation

Visits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             If there is one thing that one must learn in life, it is God’s plan of salvation. Those who never obey the Gospel and do not come to know God…

The Blessings of Baptism

Visits: 4[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Introduction Baptism is a frequent subject of the New Testament. When its function and purpose are understood, it is not surprising that it receives so much emphasis. God has made…

New Testament Baptism

Visits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Perhaps there is no teaching of the New Testament over which more controversy has raged than the’ subject of baptism. This is not the case because the New Testament is ambiguous…

Baptism—What Does the Bible Teach?

Visits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction In Mark 16:16 Jesus made one of the most explicit statements in the New Testament concerning baptism: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall…

Holy Spirit Baptism Q and A

Visits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Consider some common questions about Holy Spirit baptism and their answers from the Bible: Q— “Isn’t Holy Spirit baptism necessary for salvation?” A—No. It was not in either case recorded…

Biblical Baptism—No. 8

Visits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] For failure to grasp the connection between baptism and the blood of Christ, many people woefully misunderstand the role of baptism in God’s plan. Those who understand this relationship do…

Biblical Baptism – No. 6

Visits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] “Does the New Testament say what baptism is for?” Acts 2:38 states (KJV): “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of…