Local vs. universal church doctrines and baptism with the holy spirit

These studies are meant to complement your own Bible studies. Each believer should endeavor to arrive at the truth about these  matters with the Bible as the standard.

Three Studies of the Universal Church Doctrine in one Paper.

Click here to go to: Spirit Baptism: A Completed Historical Event; An Exposition and Defense of the Historic Baptist View of Spirit Baptism.

Click here to go to: Kent Brandenburg’s six part series on 1 Corinthians 12:13.

Click here to go to: The Baptism in the Holy Spirit by Carl Sadler, Th.D. D.D.

I certainly do not agree with all the Landmarkists or “Baptist Briders” teach. I believe some of their teachings can be easily disproved by an honest look at the Bible. However, I have learned much from some of their sermons and writings. The following is an online PDF of a book by Les Potter:

The Invisible Universal “Church” Examined in Scripture

Jerald Finney, a Christian Lawyer, having received this ministry in the Lord, explains how a church in America can remain under the Lord Jesus Christ and Him only. "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen" (1 Peter 4:10-11; See also, Ephesians 4::1-16 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-25). "Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it" (Colossians 4:17). "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church" (Ephesians 1.22; See also, e.g. Colossians 1:18).

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