Baptism in its mode and subjects

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byRev. Alexander Carson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1857 Excerpt: ... by a strength of evidence, and a multitude of examples, that cannot be exceeded with respect to any word of the same frequency of occurrence. This is a fixed point; and in the examination of the reference in the baptism of the Spirit, nothing can be admitted inconsistent with this. The baptism of the Spirit must have a reference to immersion, because baptism is immersion, and in its literal sense never signifies anything else. When we come to the examination of this figure, or any other of the same word, we must ground on this ascertained fact. As there is not one instance in the literal use of the word, in which it must signify pouring, or anything but dipping, the pretensions of pouring, as the figurative baptism, do not deserve even a hearing. They cannot legitimately even go before a jury, because true bills are not found. There is no ground of trial, because there is nothing in the allegations that can at all excite a doubt. Pouring cannot be tlic figurative baptism, because baptism never literally denotes pouring. Secondly, This opinion is founded on the egregious and blasphemous error which teaches that God is material, and that there is a literal pouring out of his Spirit, which may be represented by the pouring of water. Our opponents understand the baptism of the Spirit to be a literal baptism, and the pouring out of the Spirit to be a literal pouring out of Him who is immaterial. But though there is a real communication of the Spirit, there is no real or literal baptism of the Spirit. Let the reference in the baptism of the Spirit be what it may, it cannot be a literal baptism, because God is not material. We cannot be literally either dipped into God, or have him poured on us. Pouring, then, in baptism, even if baptism were pouring, could not re...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1857 Excerpt: ... by a strength of evidence, and a multitude of examples, that cannot be exceeded with respect to any word of the same frequency o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.56 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217443605

ISBN - 13:9780217443609

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