Do You Know What This Church Teaches? Part 2

Aaand… here’s the rest of it.

2.) Did you Know Sprinkling is not found anywhere in the Bible as a reference to “Baptism”? Sprinkling came from Catholicism > Check it out for yourself. Have you ever looked up the word “Baptizo” (Greek word for Baptism) – It’s Immersion – Not Sprinkling!

Jesus was immersed by John the Baptist. Read the context in Matthew 3:16 “And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and coming upon Him”. Really, it’s not the “water” baptism that matters. It’s the true baptism of the heart and soul that does. Just a few verses before in Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist says “As for me, I baptize you in water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not even fit to remove His sandals; He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”.

Why would one sprinkle the infant who has no idea what the gospel is? Can you find an example in the Scripture? > The pattern left for us is in the New Testament. They don’t really say anything else about this “pattern” as for the example in the Scripture, Matthew 19:14 says “But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’”.

3.) Did you know the “Apostles Creed” is not in Scripture and is not Inspired by God? Really? A collection of believes isn’t in the Scripture. Let’s look at what the Apostle’s Creed says.

1. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. (Genesis 1:1)

2. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. (Matthew 3:17)

3. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. (Matthew 1: 18-25)

4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. (Matthew 27: 33-66)

5. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. (Matthew 28: 1-11)

6. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. (Matthew 16:19)

7. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. (Revelation 20:12)

8. I believe in the Holy Spirit,

9. the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,

10. the forgiveness of sins,

11. the resurrection of the body,

12. and life everlasting. (If you have a problem with 8-12, you’re not a Christian)

So really, it’s not in the Scripture? Apparently the author of this pamphlet doesn’t believe in the New Testament.

4.) Did you know the “Sinners Prayer” is not in the Bible and is also not Inspired by God? No one in the Bible ever prayed for his or her initial salvation. I’m fairly certain we’ve never said the Sinner’s Prayer the entire year and a half I’ve gone to Westminister since I don’t even know what it is. Also, I’m sure no one in the Bible prayed every prayer that we’ve ever prayed. Not every prayer is recorded in the Bible. Wikipedia says this: “It is any prayer designed to make it simple for one wanting to become a Christian to confess sin, acknowledge the need for salvation or redemption through Jesus Christ, and make a commitment to “receive Christ as Savior.”” You be the judge on whether or not that’s wrong. Apparently some orthodox Reformed people have issues with it.

In Acts 17:11 it says “search the Scriptures Daily to see if the things taught were so” Okay, well thanks for that, pamphlet. That was fun.

If your souls are important to you, do some simple research on what you are teaching, you will also then discover that this is not the Gospel preached in the Bible and that it came from a Man’s idea “John Calvin” I’m fairly certain most Christian religions come from the ideas of men, for example Martin Luther – Lutheran, John Wesley – Methodists.

It continues to say what the plan of salvation is, but I’m not going to argue that. Here’s what it lists: Hear the Gospel, Have faith in God, Repent of Your Sins, Confess That Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Be Baptized for the Remission of Your Sins. Oddly enough, Westminister teaches this too.

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