The Mode of Christian Baptism

The Mode of Christian Baptism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...regarding the word "baptize," that it means to dip, and nothing else, that will take Saul and Ananias out to find a river, or a pool of some kind. We are told that, some years ago, a writer in the Millenial Harbinger, a paper of the Disciples Church, thus wrote: "See what a heavenly hurry Saul was in, though weakened down by a distressing fast; behold him with great weakness of body, and the load of his guilt, staggering along to the water, hanging on the shoulder of Ananias." To such extremities of diseased imagination are men carried who will not accept the plainest of truths. Let any one, without such prejudices, simply read the short account in the Acts of the baptism of this wonderful man, and he can hardly think of anything else than that, at once, and on the spot, he was baptized; and that the rite must, therefore, have been performed by pouring or by sprinkling. CORNELIUS. The next case is that of Cornelius, of whom we have account in the tenth chapter of the Atls. Let us go to his house and observe as Peter (x: 44-48) speaks unto him and his house the words of life. We see that"while Peter spake unto him these words the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God." Note well these words; for here we have another instance of what Christ had called the baptism of the Holy Ghost. But there is no hint of an immersion in the Spirit, which our Baptist friends must find. He simply "fell on them," and was "poured out" on them. It is exactly what Ezekiel meant when God said...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605187
  • 9781236605184