Recently, a local-church preacher addressed the issue of physical baptism for believers.  His message included being baptized both in Jesus’ name, and also being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  His last statement is based on God’s so called ‘Great Commission.’ Jesus’ ‘Great Commission’ in Matt. 28:16-20 is interpreted almost […]

The following is a chronological sequence of the biblical references to God’s New Covenant.   Around 1405 B.C., Moses alluded to God’s New Covenant (Deut. 30:1-6). Around 835 B.C., Joel mentioned God’s promise of pouring out the Holy Spirit on all mankind—an aspect of God’s New Covenant (Joel 2:28-32). Around 588 B.C., Jeremiah specifically mentioned […]