Friday, March 25, 2016

The only BAPTIST in the Bible

John the Baptist was not a preacher of the dispensation of grace, he was suppose to be the prophet ELIJAH of Daniel's 70th Week if the Jews would accept the gospel of the kingdom (Isa. 40:3, Malachi 4:5, Matt. 11:14, 17:10-12, Luke 1:17). 

The only BAPTIST in the Bible did not preach Christ crucified because that gospel was not revealed yet. (Matt. 16:21-23, Mark 9:9-10, 9:31-32, Luke 9:44-45, Luke 18:31-34, John 20:6-10, Gal. 1:11-12, Rom. 16:25).  

The only BAPTIST in the Bible was a man who did not wear a suit and tie every Sunday (Matt. 3:4). 

The only BAPTIST taught the gospel of the kingdom that required "fruits meet for repentance" or else you would be hewn down and cast into the fire (Matt. 3:7-10, Luke 3:7-14). 

The only BAPTIST taught the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins (Mark 1:4-5, Luke 3:3). His baptism was a Jewish purifying (John 3:25-26).

The only BAPTIST in the Bible was not water baptized. (oh my!)

The only BAPTIST in the Bible was not a pastor of a local church, he was more like a street preacher (Matt. 3:1). 

The only BAPTIST in the Bible was rude, crude, crass, and called people vipers to their face (Matt. 3:7, Luke 3:7). 

CONCLUSION: John the Baptist was not a true Baptist by IFB standards!  

Of course, we do not live under the dispensation of the gospel of the kingdom, we live under the revelation of the mystery revealed to Paul (Eph. 3:1-9, 5:32, Col. 1:24-28, Gal. 1:11-12, Rom. 16:25, 1 Tim. 3:9).

Being a Baptist is contrary to being a grace believer and the Bible makes it very clear that if you are trying to follow John the Baptist then you are ignorant of the full revelation of the "way of God".

Acts 18:
[24] And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
[25] This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
[26] And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
[27] And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:
[28] For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ

If you are following the baptism of John then you are not helping those that believe through grace! Being a Baptist is not something to be proud of... 

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