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Baptism

Baptism

Ephesians 4:5

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
KJV 

When you become saved, you are sealed with the Holy Spirt. It says in Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV "13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory."  This is the one baptism that is highlighted in Ephesians 4:4-6 KJV "4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." 

Articles

March 8th, 2020
Baptism

Thought Provoking Topics From a Right Division Perspective.  This snippet: "Baptisms"

December 25th, 2009

What's the truth? What's the real story? How did it come about? How did it begin? What happened next? And what followed?

These are legitimate questions to ask about any matter of public interest. And they are certainly legitimate questions to ask about the Church. Is the Roman Catholic Church the Church that Jesus Christ established?

December 24th, 2009

Colossians 2:8-10 -"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:"

THE GREATEST DISCOVERY that any human being can make is the discovery of the ALL-SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST, and the utter worthlessness of man without Him. Christ is all, and in Him we have all. Without Him we are nothing, absolutely nothing. It makes no difference how many times we multiply ciphers: they will be devoid of all magnitude or quality until we place some digit before them But once a digit is placed before them, they take on meaning, value, significance.

December 4th, 2009

The many divisions and varied opinions about this sub­ject make it appear almost like a hopeless task, particular­ly so for the one who honestly tries to clear the air of all its entanglements. Nevertheless, we must do what we can.

January 15th, 2002

Your CallingYour calling involves the ministry given to the Apostle Paul after the close of Acts.  The first book Paul wrote after Acts was Ephesians.  In that book, he addresses the Gentiles directly for the first time.  This calling is classified in the Post Acts books.

Post Acts Period Books

  • Ephesians
  • Colossians
  • Philemon
  • Philippians
  • Titus
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy

Media

March 29th, 2020
Genesis - Part 49

The lesson on March 29, 2020 was part 49 of the "Genesis" study.  Before we continued on the Genesis study, the first 15 minutes covered the latest Right Division Snippet which was entitled "Mid – Acts: “The Mystery Was Made Known in Acts” – Proof?"  This snippet presents evidence that the mysteries that we revealed in Acts is not The Mystery that was revealed post-Acts in Ephesians and Colossians.  Wayne took time to review some of the mysteries that were revealed in that it was the wisdom of Christ which was hidden in Old Testament scriptures that needed an inspired Apostle to bring them to the surface, which Paul was the Apostle during Acts to reveal them.  As we revisited the Genesis study, Wayne continued to look at the Days of Noe being compared to the Acts period in that God practiced longsuffering.  In the Acts it was for Israel to repent so Christ could return. We are encouraged to understand the ministries of the Apostle Paul.  You have to Rightly Divide Paul's writings.  He wrote 7 books during the Acts and 7 epistles after Acts.  Those written after Acts are our instructions for today.  In these books, we look at the One Baptism vs. those baptism's promoted during that Acts period.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 2:7 KJV

Genesis - Part 49
March 8th, 2020
Genesis - Part 46

The lesson on March 8, 2020 was part 46 of the "Genesis" study. This week Wayne looked at what Peter said about the days of Noah in 1 Peter 3:20-21 KJV "20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:".  In this passage Peter describes that there were eight souls saved by water.  He then expounded on what baptism does to save us in verse 21.  Wayne then takes the rest of the lesson to study baptism. He used the Companion Bible Appendix 115 as source material and suggested we use it to study.  We learn that you need to understand what it meant and in what context.  In the end Wayne emphasizes that in our dispensation under the Mystery, there is one baptism which provides us salvation by the power of the operation of God.  The scripture reading was from Colossians 1:25-29 KJV

Genesis - Part 46
June 14th, 2015
First Corinthians - Part 31

The lesson on June 14, 2015 was part 31 of the "First Corinthians" study.  Traditions and customs practiced in the Corinthian assembly were unique to the Acts period.  We reviewed why traditions that are taken in that context and tried to be applied today puts the believer in a spiritual prison.  You must rightly divided using Acts 28 as the metaphorical Jordan river when crossing into this age.  One of the most important differences to recognize is the body in Corinthians is not the same body in Ephesians where Christ is the head.  The scripture reading was in 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 KJV

First Corinthians - Part 31
June 1st, 2015
First Corinthians - Part 30

The lesson on May 31, 2015 was part 30 of the "First Corinthians" study.  This lesson continues in chapter twelve and continues to use the analogy of a spiritual prison if you try to follow what Paul is teaching in Corinthians, seeing that it is an Acts book promoting Acts period traditions and commandments that don't translate to the post-Acts period.  When you look at Paul's ministries, you have to rightly divide Paul and PAul.  The latter being the reference to Paul's prison ministry which occurred after Acts 28:28.  PAul was given a secret to be revealed that was hid in God, before the foundation of the world.  Corinthians will keep the context of the Acts period which means the Jew was first and the Gentiles were brought in as a grafted olive branch to promote Israel to jealousy.  When comparing Corinthians to Ephesians and Colossians, you can plainly see how the Jewish picture book falls away to the reality of the substance, which is Christ, the head of the one body.  Christ is the head in Ephesians and Colossians, which is a separate body than the one that was described in Corinthians.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 12:12-17 KJV

First Corinthians - Part 30
April 12th, 2015
First Corinthians - Part 24

The lesson on April 12, 2015 was part 24 of the "First Corinthians" study.  Continuing on in chapter ten, this lesson looks at popular passage regarding tempatation and the way the Lord gives you to overcome it. Prior to this emphasis, a review was provided over the different baptisms found in scripture and which on applies to us in the post-Acts period.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 10:12-14 KJV

First Corinthians - Part 24

Blogs

September 15th, 2012

…and came trembling, and fell down…”  Acts 16:29 These words describe the Philippian jailer and his conversion before Paul and Silas.  Many of you are familiar with the story.  Paul had been arrested for casting a devil out of a young maiden who had associated herself with them.  This cost the young maiden her supernatural powers and she became a liability instead of an asset to her masters.  They went into a rage over the loss of their income, arrested, beat and imprisoned Paul and Silas, charging the jailer with their safety.

November 25th, 2012

By the time you read this, the election results will be history. The New Religious Right will be happy or the liberal left will be happy. Actually, the results will be whether we increased or slowed down our plummet into the depths of destruction. Billions of dollars were spent on promoting a cause. To some the cause was purely racial, they saw no other issue.

July 22nd, 2014

Should we water baptize today and is the mid-Acts position logically right?

The answers are No and No.

Though a conclusion is affirmed correct this does not mean that the logical process used to attain the result is correct. It is not simply good enough to have a correct conclusion we must have correct argumentation. A mid-acts view of the scriptures will lead to some incorrect conclusions and ultimately to faith that is shipwrecked. Lets look at the subject of baptism and statements Paul has made in 1 Corinthians.

The logic goes something like this:

May 15th, 2018

Why do God’s people sometimes do bad things? Most of us know someone who used to walk in the Spirit (as best as we could tell) and now they are openly walking in the flesh. Since most religionists think people are saved by their good deeds, it is no problem to brush them off as becoming lost again. We do know that there are counterfeits and that some people have never been saved, such as those in Matthew 7:21-23. I want to discuss those who have been genuinely saved and then turned aside.

Paul admonished God’s saints at Corinth:

Charts

Acts Period Books

  • Acts
  • Hebrews
  • Galatians
  • Romans
  • James
  • 1 Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Jude
  • Revelation

Here are some dispensational characteristics of the Acts Period.

ONE BAPTISM

Ephesians 4:5

Just One, not a hundred, Just ONE, Not two; just ONE.

(From An Alphabetical Analysis by Charles Welch)

Post Acts Period Books

  • Ephesians
  • Colossians
  • Philemon
  • Philippians
  • Titus
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy

Dispensational characteristics of the Post Acts Period

Post Acts Period Books

  • Ephesians
  • Colossians
  • Philemon
  • Philippians
  • Titus
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy

Dispensational characteristics of the Post Acts Period

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