January 15, 2017

Water baptism? Anabaptist's?

Anabaptist's are christian religious sects, and most all such sects call themselves "mennonites". For they follow the teachings of a catholic priest named Menno Simons who had "Come Out" of pagan catholicism physically, yet Spiritually he had remained bound in the chains forged by the "strong delusion" that is pagan catholicism! 

However, mennonites do believe that water baptism was not for new born babes, but for those who previously had been baptized(immersed) in, of, by and thru their version of a holy, set apart, spirit! *It needs be REALized that Menno Simons was liken unto all the catholic priest "reformers" who came out physically, yet remained Spiritually bound in the chains "strong delusion" that IS pagan catholic folklore, tradition and doctrinal heresies*

Anabaptist's are liken unto impetuous Peter when he declared, "Can any man forbid water, that these (gentiles) should not be baptized, which have received the Holy , Set Apart, SPIRIT as well as we? 

Yes! The gentiles had already received The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT! Yet Peter commanded them to be baptized in water in the name of The Messiah! (Acts 10:47-48)

"Can any man forbid"? Was Peter The Apostle to the gentiles? Was not "The Good News for the circumcised (not the uncircumcised) committed unto Peter". (Galatians 2:7)

And the time came when Paul had to rebuke Peter for his pharisaical ways! (Galatians 2:11-15)

What of "water baptism"? Why is it that so many seek to follow all that can be observed "outwardly and/or naturally to the letter"?

Wasn't that "the way of the pharisee's" who had The Messiah crucified?

TRUTH IS! Water baptism was for the israelites who were yet under the authority of the old covenant, for the israelites had been "baptized into Moses in the cloud and the sea", and so the need for the "baptism of repentance"!

The outward testimony of believing, having Faith in the The Messiah's soon coming! 

A turning (repenting) from the sacrificial system given Moses, unto The Promised Messiah's(The Lamb of GOD) sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin.
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/08/why-religion-was-and-is-yet-needful-for.html

The thief on the cross was the first to realize The Good News of The New Covenant! And all that was needed was "the washing of water by The Word", immersion in, of and by The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT that IS TRUTH....... (Luke 23:43, Ephesians 5:26)

Yet the law was and is yet needful for "disobedient and gainsaying (contradicting and opposing GOD) people", "stiff-necked and uncircumcised of heart and ears"! Those who would rather have a man than Our FATHER and GOD speak to them, and would rather have a man than Our FATHER and GOD rule over them! (Romans 10:21, Acts 7:51, Exodus 20:19, l Samuel 8:4-21)

Thankfully Faith is Victorious! (I John 5:4)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/07/thankfully-faith-wins-victory-i-john-54.html

And Paul rightly REALized there was no need for the uncircumcised gentiles to be baptized in water for he testified, "The Messiah sent me not to baptize but to preach The Good News", "The Word" that the thief on the cross received. As for the three, and the family of one of them, that Paul did baptize; nowhere is it stated they were heathens(gentiles) and not natural jews. (I Corinthians 1:17)

It was, and IS as Paul testified, "There is One Body, and One SPIRIT, even as you are called in One Hope of your Calling....... One Lord, One Faith, One BAPTISM (in, of and by The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT), and One GOD and FATHER of ALL, WHO IS ABOVE ALL, and THROUGH ALL, and IN you ALL"!
(Ephesians 4:4-6)

Yet for the circumcised?

The letter to the Hebrews(aka: Jews) bears witness unto "baptism's"! (Hebrews 6:2)

As for the pagan catholic/christian/anabaptist belief concerning a man being "born of water and of SPIRIT"?

(John 3:3-7) "The Messiah answered and said unto him, "Truly, truly, I say unto you, except a man be Born Again, he cannot see The Kingdom of GOD".

(4) Nicodemus said unto Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born"?

(5) The Messiah answered, "Truly, Truly, I say unto you, "Except a man be born of water and of The SPIRIT, he cannot enter into The Kingdom of GOD.

(6) That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of The SPIRIT is SPIRIT.

(7)Marvel not that I said unto you, "You must be Born Again"! (John 3:3-7)

In verses 5 and 6 it is quite obvious that the Messiah was referring to a man's birth from the water filled womb of a woman when He testified, "Except a man be born of water"! For "that which is born of the flesh is flesh" most certainly refers to a man's natural birth, not "water baptism" as practiced by pagan catholicism, her harlot christian daughters and anabaptists!

TRUTH IS! Everything that could be considered "outward observation(a pharisaical trait)", that which can be fulfilled in and of the flesh and fleshly mind, is divisive! And oh, how the multitudes flock to religions that are of, and in the flesh! For they satisfy and gratify the fleshly emotions of the naturally minded man. And the anabaptist (mennonite) youth of today are a sad example of such, for their emotional "Born Again" experiences, liken unto the pentecostals, allows them to enter into that religious domain that is but emotional salvation! (I Corinthians 2:14)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html

Yet, when it comes to "forsaking all, Yes! and your own life also"? (Luke 14:33)

Sadly, the anabaptists took heed unto the catholic priests who led them along "the broad way to destruction". Not that the anabaptist martyr's (bore witness of in Martyr's Mirror part II) were damned, for their Faith was demonstrated in Overcoming Power, even unto the death, and not water baptism.

However, today's anabaptist's are but a fleshly, pharisaical side-show. In fact the only "reformer" of times past who saw that catholicism was totally and completely of, and in the flesh, was a man named George Fox. He was a man who sought only that which was SPIRIT and TRUTH. No question concerning his Baptism in, of and by The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT.

However, sadly it seems he began to establish naught but another system of religion. And the quakers
(friends) of today bear witness to what happens when mankind makes any attempt to systematize that which is of The SPIRIT.

Sadly The SPIRIT is quenched as mankind seeks to organize and control his only hope for True Liberty, "The Glorious Liberty of The Children of The ONE and Only True GOD and FATHER of ALL"! (Romans 8:21)

Such can only begin to be experienced when a soul Truly REALizes that liken unto the Messiah, "i can do nothing of my own self"! (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 7:16; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14; 14:28;  17:3)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html

For such a soul seeks and desires above ALL else, that which The Messiah sought and desired above ALL else; Yes! most certainly more than this temporal natural life.......

"FATHER, not my will, But THY Will Be Done"....... (Luke 22:42)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/father-not-my-will-but-thy-will-be-done.html

Thankfully such a soul has been "set Free, Free indeed" from the "I(id, ego, self, pride)" that seeks to have it's way with all humankind! (John 8:32-36)   http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html

And Thankfully the brethren of The Messiah have chosen to remain but "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth", for we have REALized that our "citizenship(Life) IS !NOW! is in Heaven"? (Hebrews 11:13, I Peter 2:11, Philippians 3:20)    http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/06/are-you-alien-and-pilgrim-while-on-earth.html

As for those earthlings who believe in "water baptism" as they deny The TRUTH and quench The SPIRIT?

They but rely on and trust their own vain "imag"inations, and so it is that "time" becomes one of the most important factors in their natural life! So it is that today we see mankind but serving 'time' in the prison that is this wicked, evil world and/or religions way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)!

More often than not,  for the sake of the m-o-n-e-y that can give them the desire of their hearts, "ease of life"! For they have not yet REALized that "ease of life" IS a killer of the soul! (John 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 4:4, Matthew 6:24, I Timothy 6:10, Luke 12:19-21)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/whoever-would-be-friend-of-this-world.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-treasures-of-simple-and-spiritual.html

So it is they continue to serve "time" in the prison that is this world as they experience naught but a "shadow of life". Such is pleasing to the flesh, yet the end result IS separation from Our FATHER
(CREATOR), HE WHO IS The SPIRIT that gave them life. And HE will sustain the natural life given them until they receive of that last, final breath(Spirit, air)!

And then?

Sadly, the multitudes of those who profess a belief in the "imag"ined pagan catholic and christain "jesus christ" will hear those woe-filled words, "depart from Me, I  never knew you,,, you workers of iniquity"! (Matthew 7:23)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/08/who-is-this-pagan-catholic-and.html

And it is needful to REALize that The Messiah testified, "The words that I speak are not My words, they are The Word of The FATHER, HE WHO sent Me"! (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 12:49-50 14:10, 23-24)

And once again: The Messiah testified, "I can do nothing of mine own self"....... (John 5: 19,30, 8:28-29)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html

Can His brethren do anything more? 

TRUTH IS! Simply "I(ego,id,self,pride)" can't!
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html

Yet Our FATHER, HE WHO Created all things of, in, by and thru The Messiah? (Ephesians 3:9)

Thankfully Our FATHER, HE CAN!

And so the focus, the focal point of The Messiah was His GOD and FATHER, HE WHO IS also The GOD and FATHER of The Messiah's Brethren! HE WHO IS The ONE and Only True Living GOD(SPIRIT) and FATHER(CREATOR) of ALL....... (John 17:3)

"Our FATHER and GOD" indeed and TRUTH! (John 20:17)

And the focus, the focal point of pagan catholicism and her harlot christian daughters?

Sadly, their focus is on their "imag"ined 'jesus', a name they gave to one head of their "imag"ined three headed pagan catholic and christian god(s) less than 600 years ago!

And TRUTH IS! There is but "ONE BAPTISM(immersion in, of, by and thru The Holy, Set Apart SPIRIT), and ONE GOD(SPIRIT and FATHER(CREATOR) of ALL, HE WHO IS Above ALL"....... (Ephesians 4:4-6)

And what of The Faith that saves?

Simply, The Faithful will not create religion, for what are "brothers and sisters" if not Family? (Ephesians 3:15, Galatians 6:10)   http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/07/family-of-faith-or-system-of-religion.html

Thankfully TRUTH IS! There IS Only One "Pure Religion and Undefiled"! (James 1:27)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2008/10/pure-and-undefiled-religion.html

Not a system but The Active Faith of those who, in TRUTH, have been "Born Again" of The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT! Those "sons of Our FATHER and GOD" who have their portion !NOW! in HIS Family, of "WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named"....... (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23, I John 3:1-2, Philippians 2:15, Ephesians 3:15)

And would not The Family of Our FATHER and GOD be closer than a natural, physical family?

No you say?

Why then are men called upon to "forsake all"? (Luke 14:33)

And their natural families who want naught to do with The TRUTH as well? (Matthew 19:29)

Simply mankind is exhorted to "Come Out" of that which is of this evil world and/or religion's way, "forsaking all" for the sake of The TRUTH that testifies, "except a man forsakes ALL that he has he can not be a disciple of The Messiah"! (II Corinthians 6:17, Luke 14:26-33)

And TRUTH IS! "The WHOLE world (not just a portion) is under the control of the evil one"...... (Revelations 18:4, Luke 14:33, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, John 7:7, James 1:27; 4:1-4)

And, "Whoever would be a friend of this world IS the enemy of GOD"! (James 4:4)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/whoever-would-be-friend-of-this-world.html

"Come out of her(babel/'con'fusion/babylon\world\religion{except The Active Faith of James 1:27}), MY people"! (Rev 18:4)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/05/come-out-of-her-my-people.html

Seek and desire to have your portion !NOW! in "The Family of Our FATHER and GOD"! (Ephesians 3:15)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/07/family-of-faith-or-system-of-religion.html

Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-declaration-of-dependence.html

FATHER Help!


So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)(Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4) 

ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)

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