Questions 35 (COD Page 176)
Please explain if a Christian should observe feet-washing, and baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ (Name) instead of the name of the “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” Please.
167 All right. I had about three of those in here that asked that same thing.
168 Of feet-washing, well, I might as well start on that. All right, now you may different, that’s all right. Let me just read a few, just a moment. Or if you want to read it, get Saint John, the 13th chapter, just a moment. I want to ask you something here. And listen to what Jesus Christ said, Himself, and then I’ll take you on over in the Testament and show you it’s still observed on. Begin at the 2nd verse.
Now supper being ended, the devil have…put in the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; Jesus knowing…the Father had given all things into his hands,…he came from God, and went to God; (Hecame out of the Spirit, into flesh, and returned back inthe Spirit. See?)
And He rises from the supper, and laid aside his garments;…took a towel,…girded himself.
After that he poured water into a bason, begin to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter said unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
Jesus…said unto him, What-what I do now thou knowest not…but thou shall know hereafter.
Peter said unto him, Thou shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered and said unto him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. (Oh, could you imagine that!All right.)
Simon…said to him,…not my feet only, but…my hands and my head.
And Jesus said unto him, He that is washed… save…needs…to wash his feet, you’re clean every whit:…but not all.
For he knew who should betray him; therefore he said, You’re not all clean.
So after he had washed their feet, and had-had taken his garments, and had set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done unto you?
You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet;…you ought to wash one another’s feet.
For I have given you an example, that you should do to one another as I have done unto you.
…happy are ye if you know these things and do them.
169 Over in Second Timothy, Paul said, writing to the church, “Don’t let a widow be brought into the church until she has washed the saints’ feet.” That’s right. A feet-washing was observed all through the Bible days. And by God’s help, if I keep my right mind, and God helps me, I’ll observe it till I die. That’s right. It is exactly a commission of Jesus Christ! Now, here is going to be a stinging question