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Jul
25
comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
@tunmisefashipe, furthermore, baptism is not meant to be legalistic. You will not find in the Bible a direct set of guidelines and rules for how to baptize. As Peter explains in 1 Peter 3:21, the physical act is not the important bit - what's important is an appeal to God for a good conscience. If the specifics of how baptism ought to be done were important, they would be covered in the Bible - they aren't.
Jul
24
revised Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
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Jul
24
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Jul
24
comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
Good answer - hits on the spirit of the question (whether baptism is still applicable today), without getting into the murky/controversial topic of whether water baptism is a soteriological event.
Jul
24
comment What is Lordship Salvation?
Good answer - I would only add, in order to answer the OPs final question, that the term Lordship salvation is freely used by those who adhere to it, and is not seen as derogatory. In John Macarthur's book, The Gospel According to Jesus, he argues for Lordship Salvation and unflinchingly adopts the label for his beliefs.
Jul
24
comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
"baptism is uniquely positioned in scripture as the way in which you ask him to do so" - I don't think that's correct. Whether it is positioned or not, it is certainly not uniquely positioned. There are far more verses that proscribe faith, belief, surrender, repentance, etc.
Jul
9
answered What is the Biblical argument against Limited Atonement?
Jul
6
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Jul
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
6
revised Converting to Judaism or Islam vs Trinitarian or Uniterian
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Jul
5
revised Converting to Judaism or Islam vs Trinitarian or Uniterian
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Jul
5
answered Converting to Judaism or Islam vs Trinitarian or Uniterian
Jul
5
comment How does a biblical literalist interpret the tale of David and Goliath?
And maybe he just forgot. He's a king with a war going on. He probably has better things to do than keep tabs on the lineage of his staff - even his favorite staff. If the text said something like "Saul had never known who David's father was before that", then we'd have a discrepancy. As it is, it's a big stretch to label it as such.
Jul
5
comment How does a biblical literalist interpret the tale of David and Goliath?
Can you provide verse and translation references? I read quickly through 1 Samuel 17, and couldn't find any hint of the discrepancy you mentioned.
Jul
5
comment Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
Possible duplicate: What is the basis for Cessationism?
Jul
3
answered What is meant by the expression “living in darkness”?
Jul
2
revised Biblical basis for baptism as a prerequisite for salvation
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Jun
28
comment What is meant by “God is Omnipotent”?
"it is impossible for God to lie" - Hebrews 6:18
Jun
6
comment Nature of salvation in the Old Testament
@SanJacinto, agreed.
Jun
6
comment Nature of salvation in the Old Testament
@SanJacinto, Perhaps a question along the lines of: "Was salvation eternally secure in the Old Testament?" would be better, and that's the direction I originally thought this question was going when I read the beginning of it.