|6:1 And now I speak concerning baptism. Behold,
elders, priests, and teachers were baptized; and they
were not baptized save they 1brought forth fruit meet that they were worthy
|| Matthew 3:8: Bring forth therefore fruits meet
|6:2 Neither did they receive any unto baptism save
they came forth with a 1broken heart and a contrite spirit, and
witnessed unto the church that they truly repented of all
51:17: ...a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite
|6:3 And none were received unto baptism save they
took upon them the name of Christ, having a determination
to serve him to the end.
|6:4 And after they had been received unto baptism,
and were wrought upon and cleansed by the power of the
Holy Ghost, they were numbered among the people of the
church of Christ; and their names were taken, that they
might be remembered and nourished by the good word of
God, to keep them in the right way, to keep them
continually watchful unto prayer, relying alone upon the
merits of 1Christ, who was the author and the finisher of
|| Hebrews 12:2: Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith...
|6:5 And the church did meet together oft, to fast
and to pray, and to speak one with another concerning the
welfare of their souls.
|6:6 And they did meet together oft to partake of
bread and wine, in remembrance of the Lord Jesus.
|6:7 And they were strict to observe that there
should be no iniquity among them; and whoso was found to
commit iniquity, and three witnesses of the church did
condemn them before the elders, and if they repented not,
and confessed not, their 1names were blotted out, and they were not
numbered among the people of Christ.
|| Revelation 3:5: ...and I will not blot
out his name out of the book of life...
|6:8 But as oft as they repented and sought
forgiveness, with real intent, they were forgiven.
|6:9 And their meetings were conducted by the church
after the manner of the workings of the Spirit, and by
the power of the Holy Ghost; for as the power of the Holy
Ghost led them whether to preach, or to exhort, or to
pray, or to supplicate, or to sing, even so it was done.