Who needs sleep anyway, right?

Nick Patterson, Adam Davila, and me. Photo by Eric Hoehn.


  • Fri: wake at 7 a.m.
  • Sat: sleep at 5 a.m.; wake at 8:30 a.m.
  • Sun: sleep at 7:30 a.m.; wake at 10:30 a.m.

No, those times are not mistakes. I didn’t switch “a.m.” for “p.m.” It was just what ended up being a filming schedule from this past weekend, and I loved every delirious minute of it.

The short film I mentioned last month – Four Thousand Wings – went into production this past weekend. It was a four-man operation – Adam Davila, Nick Patterson, Eric Hoehn, and me – as we served in roles both behind and in front of the camera. Many thanks to them for being on board and making this happen.

We filmed in Selma, AL, mostly in the historic St. James Hotel. Editing will start soon, probably after we’re able to catch up on some sleep. Updates soon!

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    What is the mode and purpose of water baptism according to the Scriptures?

    What is the mode and purpose of baptism according to denominational tradition?

    First of all it needs to be established that the word baptism was not translated in most translations of the Bible; it was transliterated.

    TRANSLITERATE DEFINED: To change (letters, words, etc.) into corresponding characters of another alphabet or language. Reference: Dictionary.com


    Acts 8:36 As they were going down the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look ! Here’s some water! Is there any reason why I shouldn’t be immersed?” (Complete Jewish Bible)

    Acts 8:36 And, as they went on their way, they came to a certain water; and the eunuch said, Look, here is water; what is there to hinder me from being immersed? (The Better Version of The New Testament by Chester Estes)

    According to certain man-made denominational traditions baptismal mode is a multiple choice of immersion, sprinkling or pouring. There are no Scriptures stating that Christian baptism is by sprinkling nor by pouring.

    Immersion is the translated word. There is no translation stating, “What hinders me from being sprinkled nor from being poured.”


    Mark 16:16 He who has believed, and has been immersed, will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (T.B.V.O.T.N.T)

    According to some man-made denominational traditions, he who has believed is saved already and then is baptized in water as an act of obedience.

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Let each one of you repent and be immersed, in the name of Jesus Christ, in order to the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (T.B.V.O.T.N.T.)

    According to some man-made denominational tradition men are baptized in water because they have already had their sins forgiven.

    Acts 22:16 And now, why do you delay? Arise, and be immersed, and wash away your sins, calling on his name. (T.B.V.O.T.N.T.)

    According to some man-made denominational traditions, Saul was commanded to arise and be baptized in the Holy Spirit.

    Colossians 2:12 Having been buried with him by immersion, by which also you were raised up with him, through the belief of the strong working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he made you alive together with himself, and freely forgave us all our trespasses. (T.B.V.O.T.N.T.)

    According to some man-made denominational traditions, men are buried with Christ in baptism so they can be forgiven of the original sin of Adam and Eve.

    John 3:5 Jesus said, Truly, indeed, I say to you, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (T.B.V.O.T.N.T.)

    According to some man-made denominational tradition men cannot enter the kingdom of God unless they were born of amniotic fluid at childbirth.

    Romans 6:4-7 We were, therefore, buried with him by immersion into death; that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, thus we also should walk in newness of life……7 For he who died has been justified from sin.(T.B.V.O.T.N.T.)

    According to man-made denominational tradition, men are walking in a new life the minute they believe in Jesus and they were justified from sin before they were baptized in water.

    According to man-made tradition: Baptism is for a testimony of faith to the community. Baptism is in order to join the denomination of your choice. Baptism is not essential for the forgiveness of sin. Baptism is a work of righteousness. Baptism is for the forgiveness of original sin. Baptism is essential in order to join the Baptist church, but not essential in order to go to heaven.

    Man-made traditions are called man-made tradition because they are not found in the Bible.

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