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It is rare for an immersion to take place in the congregations of the churches of Christ except in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Unless you are challenging those that use the term "Holy Spirit."Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
.....baptizing them in the name of the Father,
.....and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Why does the coC not baptize in this way?
[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]The "holy spirit OF God" (Eph. 4:30) or "OF Jesus Christ" (Phil. 2:19) ... let's correctly identify:About half of them also think that Father, Son and Spirit are NAMES of people.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified
both Lord and Christ.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus
The first user of the word "trias" and all classical trinitarians and the Campbells who were not trinitarian (contrary to John Mark Hicks) identified the relationship just as did Jesus in John 12f and warned about "proverbs."
The one God the Father thinks
The Spirit is God's breath (clearly stated) and therefore Gods invisible, inaudible 'voice.'
Son or the personified Word articulates that Spirit without measure (meter) in SPOKEN WORDS and not singy-clappy-thingies.
The first Nicene said the same thing without making the Spirit OF (preposition) God a part of the ONE GOD and ONE MEDIATOR fact.
Father, Spirit, Son or often father, mother, daughter or son is refuted when the dove parable had the Father identify a Son as His messenger rather than the neo-trinitarian view of Mother, Daughter, word. Jesus was not confessed as a son until he was baptized to fulfill or "fully preach" baptism.
The ACU move to female pastor-teachers is clearly marked as mother goddess worship: Methodist feminists hold worship services for Sophia the female "wisdom" in Proverbs.
I believe that is the most common pattern even among those who are not trinitarian. A few in my limited experience ask the candidate to make their own confession.It is rare for an immersion to take place in the congregations of the churches of Christ except in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Unless you are challenging those that use the term "Holy Spirit."
Occasionally someone will immerse only in the name of Jesus Christ, as shown in Acts 2, 10, and 19, but that is uncommon and I think may be an accident on occasion.
I think a new web site is in the works. The "concernedmembers.com" link is dead and nothing is happening to fix it. This site is full of script errors and IE will hardly load it any more. Donnie has not been on very much and he may just be working on the new web site. JMHO.Earlier, a poster remarked that "there is still a major problem with this site as far as loading information and taking an extremely long time."
The expression "an extremely long time" is relative. Ten or 20 seconds for this site to load may, to some, seem like "an extremely long time"; people growl at the site owners and/or drag their machines in for an overhaul. After all, in this technological age where no one wants to wait for anything anymore, a few seconds seem like a lifetime to some folks. To others, however, a few seconds' loading time may be completely NORMAL. So, it's all relative. Personally on my computer, the Madison site loads in just a few seconds.
Removing viruses and other malware from one's computer always makes it respond faster.
[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]Racnor and Tom,Yes, thanks Donnie for the repairs. Despite Dr. Crum's protestations, the problem did lie with the site and has been fixed.
ACU falls short in many ways. I can tell you the story listed below is just the tip of an iceberg. This story is a very small and insignificant compared to other things that are going on. There are reasons people are cautious about sending there sons and daughters to ACU.Perhaps next someone could post an article about the moral corruption of ACU allowing students to wear shorts to class.