Hi to all and since we have various views , did the Apostle water at all SINCE he says in 1 Cor 1:17 that he was not sent to baptize , but to preach the gospel .
What say you ? dan p
Dan~the only problem answering men like you and Hobie from the SDA forum, is that you two never truly engage yourself in the debate thread that was started by you two. Nevertheless, I will answer you, better yet, Paul will answer for himself.
1st Corinthians 1:10-15~'Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
So, yes he did baptize two of them, and others no doubt elsewhere for convenience sake, but he preferred others with him to do the baptizing for reasons mentioned within these verses before us.
Are you laboring to minimize water baptism? If so, then you failed to do so. If one believes the gospel message, then they are commanded
to be baptized in Jesus' name by being baptized into
him, or his religion revealed to us in the New Testament. If for any reason one refuses to be baptised in water
then in essence they are saying that they do not truly believe
the witness or testimony of God about His Son that he has given in His word. They are also saying that they do not believe in a future bodily resurrection.
1st Corinthians 15:29~"Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?"
Hi and many believe that Paul did water baptized , and I believe that Paul did not
You have been duped by the father of lies.