Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
I came to my office this Sunday morning to read the following e-mail from my oldest brother Dave who is serving in the Army in Korea.
Sat through an adulteration of the Gospel and was feeling quite discouraged this morning.
Then God opened the door to spend the afternoon with the pastor. I was able to share what Scripture shows the true Gospel to be and I was able to really get to the core of his beliefs. Although he remained unchanged on his stance of Salvation, namely that free will plays a part, it clearly left him unsettled. His conclusion was "there is some truth in Calvinism"
That led to a discussion about my need for baptism. He agreed to baptize me in the evening service preceded by a lengthy testimony where I laid out the true Gospel mingled into my testimony. The pastor’s response "that was better than the message".
Praise be to God I was able to set an example to my family that was priceless. I came out of the water with a resounding "To God be the Glory" to which Andrew (4) and Walter (5) broke into applause! There really is such thing as the providence of God!
To God be the Glory!