Monday, April 14, 2008

[Xanga] "not to baptize, but to preach"

" 17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made void." - 1 Corinthians 1:17

It is explicitly not our burden, as individual Christians, to baptize another into the church: baptism of the Holy Spirit is reserved for the saving grace of God's work through Christ's sacrifice.

Rather, what we, as Christians, are to aim for is the propagation of the knowledge of the gospel of Christ's love and sacrifice, that the work of the Holy Spirit might be sought out by those desirous of its efficacy.

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