Are today's Christians mixing law and grace (Matt 9:17) believing water baptism under the law (Acts 19:4) & Holy Spirit baptism (Jn 1:33)?
“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.” (Matthew 9:17)!
"And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work" (Romans 11:6).
So why are you WORKING water baptizing when Jesus does the baptizing (John 1:33)?
Why are you setting up tables that "WILL BURN" (I Corinthians 3:10-15) when Jesus is our "Bread and water" (John 6:35)?
Don't you know water baptism was UNDER THE LAW for people who "REPENTED" and "BELIEVED JESUS WAS COMING" (Acts 19:4)?
Are you still looking for Jesus?
Don't you know "If the Spirit of Christ doesn't dwell in you then you are none of His" (Romans 8:9)?
- UserLv 71 month ago
I don't know of any Christian who believes in "water baptism under the law"
except for one.
- HonestlyLv 71 month ago
The true church of Jesus Christ is not a bible church led by a paid minister. It is led by revelation to living apostles. With priesthood authority, it administers water baptism which is the official symbol that God has set for the covenant Christians make with God. After baptism, the new covenant member receives the gift of the Holy Ghost which is the right to the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost as the person keeps the covenant. This gift leads, teaches, testifies of Christ, comforts and changes motives and desires over time. This is what it means to be born or baptized of the spirit.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
depends on the person
- martinLv 71 month ago
Law is man-made, grace can come from God or other sources, water baptism is traditional ritual, unlike Holy Spirit baptism, which is personal for those who find religion.
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- hellocopterLv 51 month ago
Jesus told us to be water baptised, just like He told us to heal the sick and cast out demons. It is not part of the old testament law. We don’t just not do what Jesus said because we’re under grace - it’s because of His grace that we desire to obey Him.
- yesmarLv 71 month ago
Yes, almost every Christian does, even you.
- RicoLv 51 month ago
No in regards to the symbolic nature of water baptism, but there are some who try to mix law and grace when it comes to Old Testament stuff, like claiming religious art in churches is idolatry