We’ve now explored the various invisible realities to which baptism points. Most preeminently, we we discussed the nature of the new covenant as a regenerate community.
If we’re going to get baptism right, we need our thinking and practice shaped by Scripture. That’s why at my church our elders recently entered a study about baptism.
Chester has provided the church with an accessible discipling tool for teaching Christians the significance of our Christian symbols which are, despite all our disagreements, truth made tangible.
The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.
Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?
Let me tell you the tale of two Baptist associations.
For too many Christians, baptism and the Supper are exclusively about personal professions of faith, and personal expression of one’s obedience to Jesus.
Mailbag #86: Considering the Danger, Should Muslim-Background Believers Be Baptized . . . My Friends Who Want to Be Pastors Think Polity Is Boring. How Can I Help Them?By A. Menikoff, A. Duty | 07.12.2019
— Should we encourage Muslim-background believers to be baptized, even when it endangers their lives? — My friends want to be pastors. But they have no interest in polity. How can I help them see its importance?
Mailbag #85: Should I Baptize Young People in My Congregation? . . . Is Intinction a Biblical Practice?By B. Johnson, J. Rinne | 06.28.2019
—How should pastors think about baptizing young people? — Is the practice of intinction biblical?
A church should not baptize young people apart from church membership. To do so is unbiblical, unhelpful, and unloving.
A man who was baptized as a believer wants to join our credobaptist church, though he is paedobaptistic and cannot affirm the church’s statement of faith on believer’s baptism. Should the elders of the church recommend this man to the church for membership?
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan are joined by Bobby Jamieson to discuss practical questions about baptism and its connection to the local church.
Baptism is an authorized declaration of the credibility of someone’s confession, not just a private judgment about whether we think someone is a Christian.
In every case, a church ought to be careful, weeding through words to attempt to discern the motivation behind a profession of faith―in other words, its credibility.
What should you say to the family of a young child who wants to be baptized?