After the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18), the marriage supper of the lamb takes place (Revelation 19:9). Now according to the Baptist Briders (BB), there will be some that have the prime seats at the table, an inner sanctum if you will, and these will be seated right next to the Lord Jesus Christ as his bride.


Now, out in the kitchen preparing this wedding feast will be John Wesley, George Whitfield, and Martin Luther and millions and millions of other Christians. You see, these saints didn’t make the grade as the Bride of Christ. Indeed, when all the food has been made ready, these godly saints of Wesley, Whitfield and Luther, will come out and serve the tables as waiters, sweep the floor, switch off the lights and hang up the keys.


Now according to the BB’s, there will be lots of other Christians at the marriage supper of the lamb, but Jesus won’t let them wear the badge which says “I am the Bride of Christ. I am special.”


And this all has to do with getting water baptized. BB’s believe that water baptism places a person into the body of Christ. Now if you want to join their church, you must get their particular brand of water baptism and be re-baptized, as all other baptisms are not recognized!


How did this false doctrine come about?


1.   Everytime a BB sees the words “baptize” or “baptism” he only sees water. He must ignore the scriptures of Holy Ghost baptism of 1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 3:27 and Romans 6:3-4.


2.   BB’s fail to see that John’s baptism was a special one-off preaching of a repentance water baptism to Israel for the remission of past sins (Mark 1:4, Luke 3:3 and so on).


3.   A BB is not a follower of Paul who follows Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1) as Paul said that the only water allowed into Paul’s churches would be that contained in the vases with flowers (1 Corinthians 1:17)


4.   BB’s refuse to believe that the gospel of Christ’s kingdom of heaven, as contained in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) was not the kingdom of God gospel given to Paul.


Dear Reader, all Baptists are Baptist Briders in one form or another … it’s only a matter of degree.

Now they would be appalled and horrified that such a statement could be made about them. Drawing themselves up to their full height, they would loudly proclaim that they are not as bad as other Baptists!


The Bible declares all Baptists, and all other churches with water, are of “the concision” (Philippians 3:2). They are called dogs and evil workers … as they rip and tear at the finished work of Christ.


Failing to see that John’s water baptism of repentance was for the remission of sins only, and that Christ’s Sermon on the Mount was the manifesto of works for the kingdom of heaven here on earth, all ‘water churches’ refuse to follow Paul as he follows Christ with his waterless gospel and doctrine.


Truly, all Baptists are 8th Day Adventists … saved but fueling their car with the destructive mixture John, Christ and Paul.


The paradox is this … they have forsaken the fountain of living waters and hewed out broken cisterns holding their water (Jeremiah 2:13).


Harley Hitchcock




Australian Bible Ministries, PO Box 5058 Mt. Gravatt East, 4122 Qld, Australia