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41. What is the scriptural mode of baptism?
Is. 52. 15. So shall he Mat. 3. 16. And Jesus, sprinkle many nations. when he was baptized, went Ezk. 36. 25. Then will up straightway out of the I sprinkle clean water upon water.
you, and ye shall be clean Jn. 3. 5. Except a man from all your filthiness, and be born of water and of the from all your idols will I Spirit, he cannot enter into cleanse you. the kingdom of God. 23. 1 Cor. 10. 1, 2. Moreo- And John also was bapver, brethren, I would not tizing in Enon, near to that ye should be ignorant, Salim, because there was how that all our fathers were much water there; and they under the cloud, and all came, and were baptized. passed through the sea; And Ac. 8. 38. And they went were all baptized unto Mo-down both into the water, ses in the cloud, and in the both Philip and the Eunuch; and he baptized him. And Heb. 9. 13. For if the when they were come up blood of bulls, and of goats, out of the water, the Spirit and the ashes of a heifer of the Lord caught away sprinkling the unclean,sanc- Philip.
tifieth to the purifying of Rom. 6. 4. We are buthe flesh; how much more ried with him by baptism shall the blood of Christ into death: that like as -purge your conscience Christ was raised up from from dead works. the dead by the glory of the Heb. 10. 22. Let us draw Father, even so we also near with a true heart, in should walk in newness of full assurance of faith, hav-life.
ing our hearts sprinkled Col. 2. 12. Buried with from an evil conscience, and him in baptism, wherein alour bodies washed with pure so ye are risen with him, through the faith of the opHeb. 12. 24. And to the eration of God, who hath blood of sprinkling, that raised him from the dead. speaketh better things than that of Abel.
1 Pet. 1. 2. Elect, ac
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cording to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience, and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.
42. Do the sacred penmen claim divine inspiration, and is the Bible the word of God?
2 K. 17. 13. Yet the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments, and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.
2 Ch. 24. 21. Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel, and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do after all that is written in this book.
2 Ch. 36. 21. To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
Neh. 9. 30. Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy Spirit in thy prophets.
Hos. 1. 1. The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel. The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. [See Joel 1. 1. Mic. 1. 1. Zeph. 1. 1. Mal. 1. 1.]
Mat. 10. 20. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Lk. 1. 70. As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began.
Ac. 1. 16. Men and brethren, this scripture must
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needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of David, spake before concerning Judas.
Ac. 3. 18. But those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. 21. Which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets.
Ac. 4. 25. Who, by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
Ac. 28. 25. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost, by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive.
Rom. 3. 1. What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
Gal. 1. 11. I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man: For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Ep. 6. 17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
1 Th. 2. 13. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
2 Tim. 3. 16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Heb. 1. 1. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.
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Heb. 3. 7. Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness.
2 Pet. 1. 18. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
43. Were the wORDS of the original Scriptures inspired?
Jer. 1. 9. Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
Jer. 36. 1. And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.
Ezek. 3. 10. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thy heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord God; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
Zec. 7. 12. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his Spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of hosts.
2 Cor. 2. 12.
Now we have received, not the spirit
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of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
2 Pet. 1. 21. Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
44. Does the Bible claim to be true?
Ps. 19. 9. The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Ps. 93. 5. Thy testimonies are very sure.
Ps. 119. 142. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Pr. 30. 5. Every word of God is pure.
Is. 25. 1. Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
45. Will the scriptures be all fulfilled?
Mat. 5. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily, I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Lk. 24. 44. All things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Jn. 10. 35. And the scripture cannot be broken. Ac. 1. 16. Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled.
46. Did God perform miracles, to confirm the truth of his word?
Ex. 4. 4. And he [Moses] put forth his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: That they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
Ex. 19 9. And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I am come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee forever.