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Arthur, W. – Tongue of Fire

Tongue of Fire

by William Arthur
(1858)

This work is 6 chapters on the baptism of the Holy Spirit, referring principally to the work at Pentecost. Speaking in tongues is addressed as an effect of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. But boldness in witnessing is the effect. Obviously the tongues they spoke in were known languages, as Acts 2 elaborates. Continue reading

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Gill Proper Mode of Baptism

Gill Proper Mode of Baptism is a short four chapter work by John Gill on the mode of baptism. He first examines the biblical injunction to baptize, then refutes a Welsh Clergyman’s arguments in favor of infant baptism, and then attacks the Catholic background to this practice. I have added a personal study of mine, The Error of Infant Baptism.

Four Writings Concerning the Proper Mode of Baptism
by John Gill
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Baier, J. – Compendium of Positive Theology

Compendium of Positive Theology

by Johann Wilhelm Baier (1647-1695)
(1877)

Edited by C. F. W. Walther, St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 1877 (Abridged).

The Baier/Walther Compendium served as the systematic theology textbook for the first few generations of Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod pastors. Written in Latin, it is a revised edition of a classic work by the Seventeenth Century Lutheran dogmatian Johannes Baier. This edition contains an english translation of the theses at the head of each chapter. Later editions will offer the full text of the work. Continue reading