Bis. Jarret R. Spence
Sun. 5:00 pm
Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Are the Things Your Saying And Doing Found in the Bible?
As you ask yourself this question, your first response might be yes. But are you? As a pastor of THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST and holding firmly to the ones doctrine, holiness standards and baptism according to…
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
I find that a lot of people are saying and doing things that Peter and the apostles didn’t say or do. Peter said here that we should be baptized in THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, not in (the name of Jesus) (Jesus name) or (Father, Son and Holy Ghost.) Note: those are terms that the Trinity doctrine holds to.
Now before you stop reading this I ask that you look at what the scripture says on this subject. Philip. 4:8-9 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, DO: and the God of peace shall be with you. Many people have had their thoughts, behavior and speech shaped by the preacher or the church they go to rather than the word of God.
Some say that his name is just Jesus and that Christ is not part of his name. I don’t know what book that came out of, except maybe the uninspired books of men (dictionaries and commentaries), but I know it was not the Bible. They say that the name Christ just means the anointed one. Most of the names in the Bible do mean something, but in no way does the Bible teach that the name Christ is not part of the Lord’s name. The name Moses means “drawn out” but his name is still Moses. Abraham means “father of a multitude” but his name is still Abraham. Peter or Cephas means “stone” but his name is still Peter. Paul’s name means “small or little” but his name is still Paul. The Bible also teaches that the Lord’s name is JESUS CHRIST and that CHRIST is part of his name.
1 John 3:23
23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
2 Tim. 2:19
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
1 Peter 4:14
14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
I’m not saying that every time you talk about the Lord you must say Jesus Christ, but when we go to do something in word or in deed we should use his whole name (Jesus Christ) as the apostles did. If he Holy Ghost gave the apostles boldness to preach the name of Jesus Christ, why don’t preachers today have the same boldness or power? If it is the same Holy Ghost it should give the preacher today the same power and boldness!
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
2 Tim. 3:16
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
I ask again, where is that power in the oneness preachers today?
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Now some will go to verse ten and say, see it said the name of Jesus, but read on to verse eleven and you will find that what he was saying was that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is Lord. You will never find the apostles using the term (Jesus name) (the name of Jesus) or the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost when they were praying or casting out a devil. The devil knows that Peter used the name of JESUS CHRIST in the first sermon he preached in the church and established the fact that there is no remission of sin in any other name than JESUS CHRIST.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
The devil is very crafty! He no doubt thought that if I can get man to stop using the name of Jesus Christ like Peter did and to just say JESUS, JESUS NAME, THE NAME OF JESUS, OR FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST I will cause them to remain in their sin.
The things that Peter and the apostles did and said came from the Holy Ghost not a preacher or their former religious back ground or the devil.
2 Tim. 3:14-17
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
It is in the Word of God (The Bible) that a person finds the things that he is to say and do. His speech is to be based upon the teachings of God’s Word, not men. Not any other book or writings. The scriptures (the bible) are what we should follow, they are inspired by God. It is sad to see preachers saying and doing things that are not from the bible.
Note: verse fourteen says that we should know of whom we have learned these things. Also look at what we learn from these verses...
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
A lot of preachers need to think about what they are saying and how they are saying it to see if it is the bible way. What they are saying is what the people following them are going to say. Let’s all just say it like the bible says it and The God of peace will be with us.
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