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Dallas Professor Rebuffs Common Quibble on “Eis”

In a new volume on Greek grammar, Dr. Daniel Wallace (of the Dallas Theological Seminary), has made a monumental concession which devastates a common denominational rationalization relative to the meaning of eis in Acts 2:38.

The Use of the Preposition “Eis” in Matthew 12:41

In Acts 2:38 Peter contended that baptism is “for” (eis) the remission of sins. Since many religionists deny this biblical truth, they seek comfort in a supposed parallel that they imagine nullifies the force of eis in Acts 2:38. Some imagine they have found a solution to their theological problem in Matthew 12:41. But have they?

The Preposition “Eis” in Acts 2:38

It has long been known that denominationalists, welded to the theory of salvation by “faith alone,” repudiate the connection between baptism and the forgiveness of sins. Some, formally sound on this issue, now are capitulating to sectarian error. Take a brief look at this issue with us.

Scholastic Subterfuge

When the plan of salvation is so easy to understand, why do some go to such great lengths to obscure it?

A Rose Is a Rose; Or Is It?

Resistance to the biblical teaching that associates immersion in the name of Christ with the goal of “remission of sins” is a futile, yet on-going, endeavor. The “devisive” spirit never ceases attempting to twist the clear New Testament teaching (see Acts 2:38). In this week’s Penpoints, Jared Jackson demonstrates how a popular on-line, Bible study “tool” perpetuates a sectarian myth regarding baptism.

Is a “Word Formula” Required in Administering Baptism?

Jesus commanded his disciples to baptize “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Some believe that these precise words must be pronounced at the time of one’s baptism. Others contend that baptism is to be “in the name of Jesus” only. What is the truth on this issue?

Acts 2:38 – Carroll Osburn and “For the Remission of Sins”

Many denominationalists have long argued that “for the remission of sins” in Acts 2:38 can mean “because of” (i.e. – be baptized because your sins have been remitted). But the same term is found in Matthew 26:28 – clearly indicating the meaning of the term.

Was Jesus Immersed in the Jordan River?

Was Jesus Christ “immersed” in the Jordan River, or did John merely pour water upon the Lord’s head? Some scholars have attempted to argue that the case for Jesus’ “immersion” cannot be proved. But what does the evidence actually reveal?

The Last Supper

Poignant words concisely spoken are echoed in worship assemblies every Lord’s Day. In remembrance of him, Christians recall the words of Jesus, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins” (Matt. 26:28).

Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Why was Jesus immersed at the hands of John the Baptizer? Many have a difficult time understanding this pivotal event in the life of our Lord.

Does Matthew 18:20 Sanction Personal Assemblies?

Does Matthew 18:20 sanction the practice of forsaking the Lord’s day assemblies, in deference to private assemblies for social or recreational purposes? Some so claim, but what is the contextual significance of this instruction from Christ?

The Biblical Doctrine of the Godhead

Since the late second century A.D., controversy has existed concerning the nature of the Godhead. Is God a solitary person—simply manifested in three forms? Or do three separate personalities exist, each of whom possesses the nature of deity? Is the popular doctrine of the Trinity true or false?

Was There Forgiveness Under the Mosaic Regime?

How does one explain the fact that forgiveness was promised to the ancient Israelites upon the basis of animal sacrifices, and yet the New Testament affirms that animal sacrifices could not remedy sin?

The Music-Authority Issue—Again

In response to a recent article in which we argued that instrumental music in Christian worship is without divine authority, a critic replied by suggesting that we practice many things in Christianity that are bereft of authority. One example he cited was the use of Bible translations. In this week’s Penpoints, we refute this baseless quibble.

The Great Commission According to Matthew

One of the last instructions Christ gave to his apostles was to go make disciples of all the nations. In this article, we review the account of this solemn command as recorded in Matthew 28:18-20.