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Page 8B-- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --Thursday, Mar. 25, 2004 ! i| -! .... i--- t 1 ACTS 2:38 -Grammar tells it all Larry K. Keenan, Pastor HILL RECEIVES CERTIFICATE- Gerald McHenry represents Gilmer Co. School Bus Assoc., sponsor of a scholarship fund for graduating GCHS seniors. He is shown as Larry Chapman draws the winning name. HAPPY LADY - Jo Ann Hill, winner, receives the $150 gift certificate from Kelvin Sprouse, treasure. Over 75 % of recycled corrugated boxes get made into new boxes The New Testament tells Christ have put on Christ. There is us that regeneration is a work of neither Jew nor Greek, there is nei- God's Holy Spirit. In the body of ther bond nor free, there is neither Christ is.where we find salvation, male norfemale:forye are allone in This is accomplished by the Christ Jesus.") Notice again we are indwelling ofGod's Spirit. The Holy all one and these distinctions are re- Spirit was to be the seal of the moved.Inthephysicalworldofwhich !individual that was placed into the water baptism is a part, the distinc- body of Christ (Eph. 1:13). I have tions remain but in the spiritual world. found no place in the New Testa- they are removed. ment where unsaved (unbelievers) In Luke 5:13, 14, Jesus heals a people were given God's gift of the leper. In verse 13, we are told he Holy Spirit. receives his healing immediately and With this in mind, let's see what in verse 14. he is told to go and show the grammaticalbreakdownofActs his cleanness to the priest and then 2:38 teaches us. The first clause and "offer for thy cleansing according as immediate context tells us that Pc- Moses commanded." This offering terwasaddressingagroupofpeople can be found in Lev. 14:2-20. The (2nd person plural number). This word"FOR"inthisverseistheGreek group was told to "repent" (Which preposition "eis"'which anyone can implies a belief in the message) and see points back to the healing the they would "receive the gift of the leper received in verse 13. He was HolySpirit"(2ndpersonpluralnum- healed in verse 13, yet he was to ber). Those out of the larger group make an offering 'for thy cleansing." who believed the message were in- He was not making an offering "in structed by Peter to then be baptized order to obtain "his cleansing, for he which creates a 3rd group ofpe.ople, was already cleansed. Someone may thus the use ofthe 3rd person singu- ask then, why make the offering? lar number. The receiving of the The answer is in verse 14 where iti Holy Spirit cannot be linked to the tells us it was a testimony or witness "baptism"ofthe2ndclause because of something already accomplished. the subjects and verbs do not agree. That is exactly what baptism repre- The Holy Spirit was received be- sents, it is a testimony to something fore they were baptized which already accomplished. It is a formal means/hey were saved and scaled remission of sins, a testimony to the by the Holy Spirit. You are literal remission ofsins by the blood saveduntilyouarebaptizedihtothe of Christ Jesus. Baptism is a "like- body of Christ which is the work of ness of His death" (Romans 6:5). theSpiritofGod(ICor. 12:13 'For The leper was healed prior to his by one Spirit are we all baptized offering. The believer is saved be- into one body, whether we be Jews fore his baptism. This is the teaching "or Gentiles, whether we be bond or in the whole of the New Testament free; and have been all nu~le to and especially Acts 2:38. The main drink into one Spirit. ") Notice that emphasis of the verse is regeneration this baptizing work of the Spirit by the Spirit of God, not water bap- removes all distinctions between tism. The water gospelers turn this Jews and Gentiles, bond and free. around and mi,s Spirit all to- Water baptism cannot accomplish gether. this. If I baptize a Jew, he is still a Next I will go into the comersion Jew when he comes out of the wa- of Saul in great detail since I have ter. Gal 3:27, 28 teaches the same been challenged with Acts 22:16. thing. (Gal 3:27,28 "Foras many of KANAWHA DRIVE CHURCH you as have been baptized into Rte. 5, Glenville, W.Va. We would like to thank Rev. Kenneth Cooper tbr coming and we look forward to your return every 3rd Sunday morning. We enjoyed Marlene Fox coming, also. Thursday, we hope to take a lunch trip over to Mc Donald's. We can't wait for the weather to warm up so that we can have several outings and again have activities and porch settings outdoors. Do you know... Our facility offers a variety of services? Not only Have you found a great bank yet ? can we offer long-term care, but also we can provide short-term inpatient rehabihtation. 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