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Baptism: A Sign and Seal to Believers

Holy Baptism is one of the two sacraments which the Lord Jesus Christ instituted in the church at the end of his earthly ministry. After his resurrection and just prior to his ascension he gave commandment to his disciples, saying, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, […]

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Are You Baptized -Really??

Wait a minute! Before you pass over this article because it looks a little too doctrinal and dry, think about that ques­tion. Are you really baptized? Dumb question, right? Of course I am. My parents took me to church when I was very young and my minister baptized me—what’s the point? Baptism. It seems pretty […]

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The Holy Spirit is referred to in the Trinity as the third person.  Third to whom, we may ask?  To that question the Jews of Jesus’ day, modern Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Unitarians and Armstrongians of the Universal Church would reply, nobody!  They reject the Trinity of the Godhead.  Heated exegesis also took place during the […]

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Infant Baptism and the Gospel (4)

Note: This is Article IV in the series: I. Immersion in the Baptism Form, II. Incorporation Into Christ, III. Immersion, Children and the Lexicons.  A discussion follows between Rev. Johann Muller, Catechumen Charles Fessler, and Charles’ Baptist friend, Melvin Rausch. Rev. Muller: The topic of our discussion and theme of our lesson today is, Infant […]

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Immersion, Children and the Lexicons (3)

Note: This is Article III is the Series: I. Immersion in the Baptism Form, II. Incorporation Into Christ.  A discussion follows between Pastor Johann Muller, Charles Fessler, a catechumen, and Melvin Rausch, Charles’ Baptist friend. Charles: Pastor Muller, today I’ve brought with me my friend Melvin, who is a member of Berachah Church.  He has […]

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Incorporation into Christ (2)

Romans 6:1-13 Pastor:  For this lesson today, Charles, have you read the assigned passage (above) both in the King James Bible and in the New King James Bible? Catechumen:  Yes, I have and I’ve also memorized the definition you gave of “incorporation.” The dictionary says, “Incorporation is the act of uniting one body to another […]

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Immersion in the Baptism Form (1)

Pastor: Step into my study, Charles.  Glad you could make this appointment.  I looked for you the other day, but— Catechumen: Sorry about that, Rev. Muller…now I’d like you to enlarge on that statement you made a little while ago.  You spoke of “immersion in the Baptism Form.” Would you please explain what you mean […]

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The Covenant and Baptism

I.   Baptism a Sign and Seal of the Covenant A.  What is the covenant 1.  A relationship of friendship between God and His people a.  James 2:23, “And he (Abraham) was called the friend of God.” b.  Hosea 1:10, “In the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it […]

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God’s Covenant Promise

I have been asked to write a short article for “Beacon Lights” in connection with the 50th anniversary of our Protestant Reformed denomination. The period of time that I’ve been requested to write about is the year 1953. Keeping in mind the theme of our Church’s anniversary. “God’s Covenant Faithfulness”, I will try to put […]

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