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into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

Ac. 8: 12 When they believed Philip, preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized both men and women. 38. The proper suljects of baptism.

Ac. 2: 38 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. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41 Then they that gladly received his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. — 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. — 10: 46 Then answered Peter, 47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the IIoly Ghost as well as we? 18 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. — 16: 14 A certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there: And she constrained us. 29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas; 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all * his, straightway: 34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in Gol with all his house. --18: 8 Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house: and many of the Corinthians hearing, believec, and were baptized.

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1.Cor. 1: 16 I baptized also tie household of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether I bapiized any other.

[See 117–121.] 39. Mode of baptism. 1. Passages referred to by those who immerse.

Mat. 3: 5 Then went out to him jerusalern, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan, 6. And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. 16 Anu vesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water.

Jn. 3: 23 John also was baptizing in Ænon, near tu Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.

Ac. 8: 38 He cominanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized nim. 39 And when they were come np out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more.

Col. 2: 12 Buried with him in baptisın, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who bath raised him from the dead. Rom. 6: 4. [See 32.] 2. Passages referred to by those who sprinkle or pour.

Is. 44: 3 I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, anů floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my Spirit upon tùy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring. - 52: 15 So'shall he sprinkle many nations.

Ezk. 36: 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. [Num. 8: 7.]

Heb. 10: 22 Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. - 12 24 To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

1 Pet. 1: 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. [See 31, 620.]

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40. Bible, the inspired word of God. 2 S. 23: 1 The sweet psalmist of Israel, said, 2 The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.


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2 K. 17: 13 The LORD testified acainst Israel, end 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. 34: 21 Our fathers have not kept the word of the LOKD, to do after all that is written in this book. — 36: 21 To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah.

Neh. 9: 30 Many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy Spirit in thy prophets.

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. — 30: 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, 2 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.

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.

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 needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. — 3: 18 Those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled — 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.

Rom. 3: 2 Unto them were committed the oracles of God. [1 Pet. 4: 11.]

i Cor. 2: 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 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.

Gal. 1: 11 I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man : 12 For I neither

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received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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 : 17 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, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.

2 Pet. 1 18 This voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19. 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 : 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 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. 41. Bible, the ererlasting truth of God.

Ps. 19: 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

93: 5 Thy testimonies are very sure. 119: 142 Thy law is the truth.

Ls. 25: 1 Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. 40: 8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth : but the word of our God shall stand for ever. 42. Bible will be 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. 18 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. 24: 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away,


words shall not pass away.

Lk. 16: 17 It is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. — 24: 44 He said unto to them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms concerning me.


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confirmed by miracles --confirmed by prophecy.

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Jn. 10:35. The scripture cannot be broken.

Ac. 1: 16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. 3: 18. But those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should buffer, he hath so fulfilled. [See 284.] 43. Miracles wrought to confirm the word of God.

Exod. 4: 4. The LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: 5 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. — 14: 31 Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians : and the people feared the Lord, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses. - 19: 9 The Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever.

1 K. 18: 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt-sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces : and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord he is the God.

Mk. 16: 20 They went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following:

Jn. 3: 1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Ac. 8: 6. The people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. — 14: 3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

Heb. 2: 4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Iloly Ghost. [See 77.1

44. Bible confirmed by prophecy.
Gen. 49: 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a

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