By Becky Durfee
Jenny Watkins is a standard straight forward college instructor who buys a ramshackle previous condominium together with her husband Greg, aspiring to renovate the development to its unique grandeur. presently after relocating in Jenny starts off to listen to voices, prompting her to seem right into a long-forgotten sixty-year-old lacking people case. in the course of her research she meets a spunky aged girl who reasons Jenny to reexamine the best way she seems to be at existence.
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11:32). "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Rom. 10:12,13). God is now reconciling both Jews and Gentiles to Himself in one body, wholly and solely through the merits of Christ, and giving them a position in the heavenlies in Christ at His own right hand. Eph. 2:16-18: "And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: "And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
As we have seen, water baptism did not begin with John the Baptist. People, as well as things, were baptized in Old Testament times. Among the persons to be baptized the priest stood foremost. At his induction into the priestly office he was to be washed with water before proceeding with the rest of the consecration ceremonies. Later he was to be attired in gorgeous robes to minister before the Lord, but first must come the cleansing. "And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water" (Ex.
Compare here Matt. 3:6 and I John 1:9). When Ananias said to Saul of Tarsus: "Arise and be baptized," he did not mean, "Arise and be buried," for his whole statement reads: "Arise and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord" (Acts 22:16). In spite of these and other facts, some immersionists will still go on "teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" and making the Word of God of none effect by their traditions, but let us be true Bereans, searching the Scriptures daily whether these things are so.