Answers for the Sabbath, Baptism, and Church Attendance
To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 4:53 AM
Subject: Information help
My name is Jon, I am 40 years old and live in the UK. I started my religious journey a little over a year ago and I have changed a lot in my life. I have repented a lot and a lot more and more still…. I spend a good amount of time in contemplation of all I have learnt from the scriptures thus far and read the bible daily and as of yet do not belong to any church. However…. there are still many questions that I struggle with, but to start with could you please give me your views on the following:
1. Do we as christians need to keep the sabbath day? and if so which day? (Saturday?)
2. Do we need to be baptised? I was baptised as a child so does this count? Does it have to be a full immersion baptism?
3. Do we need to attend church and if so how do I decide on which denomination? 7th Day Adventist ties in with a Saturday sabbath etc.
Any help you can afford me would be most appreciated.
From: Paul Cohen
Cc: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 7:05 AM
Subject: Re: Information help
The questions you’ve asked are answered on our website, and can be readily found by using the Site Map and the Search function (on every page). I’m informing you so you may start using these tools to help you along, if you’re interested in hearing and obeying the Truth. Do know that hearing isn’t enough.
“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror; for he sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does” (James 1:23-25 WEB).
Here are links with answers to the three questions posed in your letter:
1) The Sabbath
Diabolical Doctrine: Sunday Is the Sabbath
How the Lord Gave Us the Sabbath
“Not One Jot or Tittle” – Trying to Change the Sabbath
Spiritually Keeping the Physical Sabbath
“There Remains a Sabbath-Keeping”
The True Day of Worship
What Does One Do on the Sabbath?
2) Water Baptism
Condemn the Fathers, Condemn the Father
The Essence of True Baptism
Is Water Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
Physical vs. Spiritual Baptism
Were the Apostles Wrong in Water Baptizing?
Where the Witness of the Wetting?
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