by Duane Bemis

Gospel Baptisms
Duane Bemis

Early one morning as I was eating my breakfast as I was reading my bible and I came upon a problem that plagues the modern church denominations. This problem is with biblical baptism which seems to bring God's children into confusion and division both of which are not from the Lord. I decided to take a Gospel look into the scriptures that use the word "baptize, baptized, and baptism," and see what the scriptures speak. Let us join together and ask the Lord to give us understanding as we read His proven word of truth.

What follows is an in-depth look into this New Testament ritual. Are you personally ready to look at every scripture and the original Greek meaning of this word that is causing much dispute and division in Christendom?

Let us begin with a word from the scriptures from an inmate who is in chains of bondage for preaching the Good News of Christ. His name, "Apostle Paul" and the book is Ephesians:

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:1-6)

The revered Apostle is imploring to us to stay in unity through the idea of oneness. He wants the church to stay together and as brothers and sisters in Christ working together to build and edify God's kingdom. God's kingdom is built in truth and the truth is this, we are to be one flock with one pastor and that pastor is to be Jesus alone. Let us lay aside denominational issues and what we have been taught and let God's Holy anointed word speak and give understanding to our hearts. Let the word of God become our standard for unders ...

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