There Is Still One Baptism (Part 3 of 3)

By Michael A. Hildreth We know it is impossible to exclude Holy Spirit baptism from being the “one baptism” of Ephesians 4:5 because it was clearly in operation when Paul wrote the passage. We have further looked at the greatness of Christ’s coming baptism of Holy Spirit, in contrast to John’s baptism into water alone,…

Good Is Not Good Enough

By Weylan Deaver Many think they are going to heaven, who are not headed that direction at all. Such is not God’s wish, but does state the sad reality (cf. 1 Timothy 2:4; Matthew 7:13-14). Many think they can live a “good” life and that they will be saved on that basis, without having to…

We Can Know That God Exists

By Roy C. Deaver (1922-2007) [Note: This piece by my grandfather was published in the July 1977 issue of Spiritual Sword (Thomas B. Warren, editor); at the time, he was serving as director of the Brown Trail Preacher Training School. —Weylan Deaver] It is not unusual at all in our day to hear someone say,…

There Is Still One Baptism (Part 2 of 3)

By Michael A. Hildreth We have been looking at the apostle’s bold statement which affirms there is one baptism (Eph. 4:5). He wrote this, though he and others living at the time had received baptism in water and in the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we have considered the speculative teaching that “baptism into the Name of…

There Is Still One Baptism (Part 1 of 3)

By Michael A. Hildreth When a crime is committed, we depend upon forensics or other forms of evidence to prove who committed the criminal act. Crime scene investigators weigh all of the evidences and decide what really took place at the crime scene. Nothing of relevance is to be ignored if the case will be…