Some say that baptism is a symbol of salvation, and yet 1 Peter 3:21 says something else,
“the forbearance of God waited in the days of Noah building a ship unto which a few, these are eight souls were saved through water. This is also an antitype, baptism now saves us, not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the request of a good conscience unto God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” (1 Pet. 3:20-21).
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Before David, God had not commanded musical instruments to be used in worship to Him. Five hundred years after Moses received the Law from Mt. Sinai, God commanded King David to use musical instruments when he brought the Ark of the Covenant and all the worship of Moses’ Law into Jerusalem (1 Chron. 16). David was instructed to establish worship with “the musical instruments of God” (1 Chron. 16:42). Until this point, there was no mention of instruments in tabernacle worship under Moses for 500 years unto David. In Moses’ Law, God only commanded the use of 2 silver trumpets for Israel’s call to worship (Num. 10:1-2, 9-10). Only prophets are mentioned to have worshiped with instruments before King David instructed musical instruments for worship in Jerusalem.
When Solomon dedicated the Temple, the Levites worshiped with “instruments of the music of the LORD, which King David made to praise the LORD” (2 Chron. 7:6). God commanded David to make specific instruments to be used only by the Levites in worship to God (2 Chron. 7:6, 29:25-27, cf. 8:14). The instruments were the harp, lute, lyre, cymbal, tambourine, and horn (Psa. 150). No one could change these instruments. These were God’s instruments that God commanded David to make. When worship was restored over 500 years after David, no one took from the instruments of contemporary culture, but instead King Hezekiah before captivity and the priests returning from captivity restored only David’s instruments to worship (2 Chron. 29:25-27, Ezra 3:9-10, Neh. 12:27, 36). They respected God’s command, and did not add or take from them (Deut. 4:2, 12:32).
If today people seek to worship as David did, should they restore all of God’s commands back to David? Continue reading
Isaiah has shown Christ speaking 7 centuries before His birth. God said that God and the Spirit have sent Him (Isa. 48:16-17). Further into Isaiah’s prophecy, Jesus said,
“Listen, O coastlands, to Me, And take heed, you peoples from afar! The LORD has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name. And He has made My Continue reading