Isaiah XXV. 7, Its Meaning and Importance

Isaiah XXV. 7, Its Meaning and Importance

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...(Isaiah lv. 3). I will now trace out from the Scriptures how this prophecy and the fulfilment of it bears on the subject of baptism. To do this justice it must be begun at the beginning. Some writers have denied that baptism was practised in Old Testament times. This has arisen from the fact that "baptize" is a word of Greek origin, and therefore could not appear in the Hebrew of the Old Testament; but a large portion of the Old Testament service consisted in "baptisms" which were at that time called "washings." It is written that the Old Testament service of religion consisted of "meats and drinks and divers washings" (Heb. ix. 10). This is the received version of the text, but in the Greek it is not the word Vitttco, to wash, which is in this verse, but on the contrary it is the word /Scwn-ifo), to baptize, and the correct translation is, "Which stood only in meats and drinks and divers baptisms." Hence we know that all the washings of the priests and sacrifices in Old Testament time were baptisms. These were all connected with bloody sacrifices for the forgiveness of sins, until the time God sent John the Baptist into the world with a commission made known in these words, "John did baptize in the wilderness and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins" (Mark i. 4). Here, for the first time in the Old Testament world, a man could get forgiveness of his sins without the act being accompanied with the offering up of a bloody sacrifice. This was a revolution in the Old Testament service of worship. Did this revolution change the principle on which God forgave men their sins in Old Testament time? No! For a man to offer a bloody sacrifice for the forgiveness more

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