'1 Corinthians 12:3' Tagged Posts

'1 Corinthians 12:3' Tagged Posts

“DO NOT HINDER THEM” – A REVIEW OF INFANT BAPTISM

“Baptism now saves you,” says Peter  in his first epistle (1 Peter 3:21).  Baptism is never spoken of as something we do for God, but as something God does for us – an expression of the gospel.  In The Gospel According To St. Mark, we are introduced to John’s “baptism for the forgiveness of sins,” and then to our sinless Savior who comes to Jordan’s bank for baptism as our Substitute to fulfill all righteousness. Understandably, as people were first…

“DO NOT HINDER THEM”

The Gospels tell us that little children were brought to Jesus that He might bless them.  The Gospel According To St. Luke uses the term “babies.” One of the chief ways we bring our children to Jesus is in Holy Baptism.  There are some denominations which do not offer this means of grace to little children.  A review of what the Scriptures say is always helpful. In The Gospel According To St. Mark, we are introduced to John’s “baptism for…

A REVIEW OF THE BASICS

Sometimes it is good to review the basics – for our own understanding of what we believe, and to help others understand also.  The message of the Bible can be summed up in the three-fold motto of the Lutheran Reformation: By Grace Alone By Faith Alone By Scripture Alone GRACE ALONE We believe that all people are by birth and nature sinful, alienated from God.   We believe that God saves us by His free grace, His undeserved love. God showed…