The Apostle Paul was the LORD’s “reconciliation” preacher. Now, pay attention...WITH THE FIRST MENTION OF “RECONCILIATION” coming through the Holy Spirit in the Apostle Paul’s Epistles, there was no further record of any water ceremony. God was through with ceremonial washings and all religious practices when He was through, albeit temporarily, with His religious nation, the Nation of Israel. Note Hebrews 9:10, “Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers baptisms, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.” With the Ministry of Reconciliation the reformation came.
Pay Attention, there is something radically wrong with all of the different water ceremonies practiced by Christians. It is high time that some of the Bible teachers in the groups of Fundamentalists, who are not afraid of men, should rescue their fellow Fundamentalists from their inconsistencies, and learn why Christians are wholly disregarding Ephesians 4:3-6. AND WHAT ABOUT FOLLOWING CHRIST IN BAPTISM?
Now, PAY ATTENTION, God is VERY jealous concerning His Son and His Son’s Body; so be very careful that YOU are not trying to build up something, such as YOUR denomination IN COMPETITION with God, instead of being laborers together with God in building the ONE BODY of Ephesians 4:4.
Up through now, in our series on the Biblical Sign gifts, we took about showing that the signs and miracles of Mark 16:17-18 and the “sign” gifts of 1 Corinthians 12:8-11 ceased after the close of the “transition” period of about thirty years, covered by the Book of Acts.
As would be expected, this message is getting us into plenty of trouble, for which I most heartily praise The LORD Jesus Christ. Let me explain, but first a few quick thoughts...
Today God no longer gives the GIFT of healing, and there are NO...HEALERS. But we should not think that God Himself no longer heals, because He absolutely DOES!