The Thief

Read Luke 23:38-43 … Often there is an appeal to the thief on the cross next to Jesus, and their conversation, to point to the fact that baptism doesn’t have to be part of the scheme of redemption. The question is typically phrased in a way that asks, “Well, wasn’t the thief on the cross … Continue reading The Thief

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There Can Be Only One

Read Ephesians 4:14-16 … When discussing who is a member of the Church, one often falls into a denominational pattern of thought and comes to this conclusion, “The members of the Church are those that have joined us.” In the Scriptures, this is never the pattern that is set forth. Everett Ferguson puts it this … Continue reading There Can Be Only One

Re-Baptism?

In 1991 Jimmy Allen wrote the book Re-Baptism? to address an issue that had become both a significant and persistent point of dispute among those of the Restoration Movement. The issue revolves around what an individual must understand prior to their baptism; and further, what level of understanding about the reasons for their baptism must … Continue reading Re-Baptism?