Sunday, March 1, 2015

A bit absent...but warm!

I haven't written much this past week. In fact, I wrote only once. We had school only two days last week, as we had a cold front come in. The cold front brought this.

We didn't measure, but several friends who live near us measured anywhere from 5 to 7 inches. We didn't have power for almost 13 hours at one point. 

I didn't blog because I was busy hanging out with my sweet little snowbunny. 
That picture is actually from a snow we got about two weeks ago. 

Today it is raining, and the rain is freezing. It looks pretty on the trees, but ice wreaks some serious havoc here in the South. We are staying home and staying warm :)
Old man Winter, you have worn out your welcome. Who else is ready for spring? 



    Water baptism deniers claim that you can ignore Mark 16:16 because some of the earliest manuscripts do not include Mark 16:9-20. The problem is there are 60+ Bible translations that include those verses. I know of no English translation of the Bible that omits Mark 16:9-20. Yes, these same deniers have Mark 16:16 in the Bible they read. That does keep them from explaining away that truth of Mark 16:16.

    Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (NKJV)

    If the deniers cannot convince you that Mark 16:16 is not the inspired word of God. They will deny that "and" is a conjunction.

    And Defined: A conjunction is used to grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses.[Ref.]

    1. Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved..(NKJV)

    2. Acts 2:38 ...Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...(NKJV)

    3. You need an engine and gasoline to start your automobile. You cannot start your car by the engine alone.

    4. Your doctor says you need surgery and a blood transfusion in order to live. You cannot live by surgery alone.

    5. You must have a house with walls, and a roof and a heating system to keep your house warm in winter. You cannot keep warm by a house with walls alone.

    Denying that the Bible includes Mark 16:16 does not prove that water baptism is not essential in order to be saved.

    Denying that "and" is a conjunction does not mean that you can have your sins forgiven without being baptized in water.

    It takes a skilled professional to convince men that immersion in water (that is baptism) is not essential in order to be saved from the penalty of sin.

    Honestly seeking God's truth trumps the erroneous teaching of skilled professionals every time it is tried.


  2. I am a Bible believing Christian, but I am unsure why you commented on these verses on a post about winter. Can you please enlighten me?