Okay Jim. What should the US do in Syria, in a conflict among various Muslim majority groups, with American lives and our tax money? Should we declare war or not bother with than formality and just spend hundreds of billions and get our kids killed?
John, Presbyterians could arguably hold to infant baptism for failure to fully reform, since baptism was tied to census keeping in the Papal world. But, Iâ€™m not aware of any group of Presbyterians who believe in any kind of regenerative work in baptism of infants. The papists have some kind of view about baptism being a necessity for salvation, but thatâ€™s not a Presbyterian view, at least not to my knowledge. Presbyterians see it as the NT version of removing a babyâ€™s foreskin. Point is, there are plenty of debates and books and articles between Presbyterians and Baptists, a lot of people think a lot about the mode of baptism too, like the CAP writing guy below, but oddly people donâ€™t talk much about the mode of the Lords Supper. Anyways, a rabbit trail, so yes, donâ€™t know about Kim one way or the other, and two, I reject baptismal regeneration since it doesnâ€™t save adults or even infants. I used the word heresy only when directly tied to the gospel rather than error as to the sacraments or church government or peopleâ€™s view of civil government, etc.
Not sure about the underlying Greek. NASB agrees with your KJV citation.
I actually wasnâ€™t focusing on that part of the text but rather the timing. Most baptist churches require more of a convert that an over night, believing in God. Phillipâ€™s convert was almost immediately baptized too. The point is, I have no idea what Kanyeâ€™s wife thinks. The fact that she was baptized, even if she holds a very infant like state of faith, shouldnâ€™t be an issue. Again, point was to avoid rushing to conclusions. She could be holding on to a mustard seed.
Also, heresy of baptism has nothing to do with a false convert being baptized. That is literally impossible to prevent, though it should be guarded along with the Lords Supper. The only heresy known to me surrounding baptism is baptismal regeneration
â€ś31 And they said, â€śBelieve in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.â€ť 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. 34 Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.â€ť
This household baptism in Acts seemingly took place in the course of a few hours, by the Apostles no less ...
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus says the Lord: â€śCursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength...â€ť
Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
Isaiah 2:22 Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?
Psalm 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
Jeremiah 17:5-6 Thus says the Lord: â€śCursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.â€ť
Jim, canâ€™t you read the Bible? Jesus said his Kindgom was not of this world. He didnâ€™t say it wasnâ€™t for this world. Huge difference. Itâ€™s not like mustard seed was planted on Mars. Danielâ€™s boulder didnâ€™t fill Jupiter after smashing the statue, it filled the earth. Unbelievable quoting Matthew 18 to justify two kingdoms theology, ridiculous.
These protestors are protecting more than themselves, but even the stranger. Itâ€™s wholly appropriate. Those who donâ€™t take the mark, are they not themselves disobeying? Those who donâ€™t give a pinch of incense to Ceasar, are they not disobeying? Didnâ€™t John and Peter disobey? Didnâ€™t the midwives disobey? Shouldnâ€™t of some Nazi concentration camp workers disobeyed? Even the civil magistrate must be obeyed, in the Lord. Should a wife obey a husband who tells her to worship a false god? Should you obey a church elder who tells you to steal? The Chinese state has one duty, bend the knee and profess. Remember the civil minister is a terror to evildoers and rewarded of good works, thatâ€™s the job description.