Monday, June 3, 2024

One Baptism (Ephesians 4:5)

By David Bragg

    Years ago, in an issue of The World Evangelist, G. F. Raines related the story of a terrible head-on collision between two speeding trains. Both trains were barreling down the same track in opposite directions on a foggy, moonless night. Both engineers throw on their brakes in a futile attempt to stop their respective trains.

     Rescue workers, systematically working their way through the wreckage, discovered "one of the engineers alive and pinned inside the locomotive. He was holding a yellow sheet of paper in his hand and saying with mournful repetition, "Someone gave the wrong orders".

    The Apostle Paul was very clear that, although the New Testament speaks of various types of baptism, for the Chrisitan age there is but one. We are given but one set of marching orders (Matthew 28:18-20). There is but one action a person can take to wash away sins (Acts 22:16). The Apostle Peter was clear that there is but one action one can take that, when sincere, saves (1 Peter 3:21). We can be clear today, in a world confused by false doctrine, Jesus gave us but one baptism

David Bragg is co-editor of BulletinGold. He may be contacted through his blog:

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