Baptism Is Immersion by Ron Boatwright

Our word “baptize” is transliterated from the original Greek word “baptizo“, which means to immerse.  All Bible dictionaries define the word “baptizo” only as immerse, dip or plunge.  “Baptizo” does not mean sprinkle or pour.  If our Lord had wanted people to be sprinkled, he would have inspired the New Testament writers to use the Greek word “rhantizo“.  If our Lord wanted people to be poured He would have inspired New Testament writers to use the Greek word “katacheo”.  But He didn’t, so “baptizo” was used, which can only mean to immerse. Continue reading “Baptism Is Immersion by Ron Boatwright”

Would Christ Endorse A Lottery, (2), By Garland M. Robinson

A lottery is sinful because it sets an evil example. We are to “recompense to no man evil for evil, provide things honest in the sight of all men” (III John 1:11). Christians are to be the light of the world, not darkness. Continue reading “Would Christ Endorse A Lottery, (2), By Garland M. Robinson”