“What About Isms”
Jeremiah Nortier of the Apologetic Dog YouTube channel has an obsession with attacking the Church of Christ. He absolutely despises the Biblical doctrine and teaching of Baptism. And myself being an added soul to Christ’s Church as Acts chapter 2 verse 47 proclaims of those who are being saved, I was a natural target of his derision. I didn’t play his silly game so he defriended me on Facebook so to make sure he doesn’t accidentally have to view my posts I blocked him from being burdened with such a travesty.
Jeremiah for whatever reason came at me on Facebook and started an argument with me over some hypotheticals that may occur during the act of baptism, which is called by Peter “an answer of a good conscience toward God”. (1 Peter 3-21) Jeremiah didn’t argue that water is involved as some like to argue. No, his argument was something like this;
“What about someone who’s hand didn’t go under during baptism”.
I asked him where in scriptures are we commanded to teach anything other than what Jesus commanded? I told him have that person contact me and we can study the question together. Of course the person didn’t exist so Jeremiah says something like “So you can’t or refuse to answer?”. LOL!
First let’s look at a few of the basic verses concerning the doctrine of baptism and why it is important. The first comes after the resurrection of Jesus before His ascension and He gives His disciples a command saying:
Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen".
Again the book of Mark records the command this way: