Posted by: Marty | August 30, 2013

Authority to Baptize

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The churches are commanded in the Great Commission to baptize those that have been saved and offer an acceptable testimony according to Scripture.

Matthew 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

            It is very sad to say, but it seems that today many, if not most, independent Baptist churches only observe baptism as a ritual celebration and have no idea concerning the milk-of-the-word principle of the doctrine of baptism.  What do we learn from the Bible concerning this inherited church ordinance?

a.      It is not a Sacrament

            Baptism cannot wash away sins!  The Catholics and Protestants claim that baptism is sacerdotal.  In other words, they believe that somehow the grace of God gets stirred and appropriated towards that child because he was sprinkled by a priest into the “body”…

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