Students Consider True Baptism

BZeal – BZeal Weekly, 2007 August 1
by J. Randal Matheny

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (BZNS)- Students and other interested persons gathered July 27 at the Ninth of July church’s building to hear a special study on “The True Biblical Baptism.”

The study was sponsored by the School of the Bible, an evangelistic outreach of the congregation.

At the end of each month the school holds the study for special topics that are more polemical or difficult.

The unusually cold weather and the normal vacation month affected attendance, which averages 60-70 people. Over 20 people were present for this study.

I had been invited months ahead of time, with the topic assigned to me by the organizers.

Visitors were present from the cities of Salvador, in Bahia state, and from Joinville, in the state of Santa Catarina, so that both the southern and northeastern parts of the country were represented.

Afterwards, listeners had opportunity to submit written questions. Several of the questions dealt with the purpose of baptism and baptisms of other religious groups.

The manuscript, which offers extensive documentation, should be published in booklet form in a few weeks.

For more information, as well as how two Vatican documents provided a tie-in to the topic, see this link in Forthright Magazine.

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J. Randal Matheny

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