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Why Do We Baptize Infants

Author : Bryan Chapell
ISBN : 1596380586
Genre : Religion
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"My goal in this little book is pastorally to explain the scriptural foundation for infant baptism. To do this I will first present the biblical support for infant baptism as I have presented it in new members' and church officer training classes over the past twenty-five years. Then I will conclude by offering words of explanation that I have often used as a pastor during the administration of the ordinance. My goals are to help explain why we should baptize the infants of believing parents and also to help pastors better to know how to administer the sacrament in ways that are meaningful and helpful for their churches. Thus, I plan to present this material in terms that are accessible to laypersons and to leave technical discussions to able scholars in other books."--Publisher's website

Infant Baptism And The Covenant Of Grace

Author : Paul King Jewett
ISBN : 0802817130
Genre : Religion
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Did The Early Church Baptize Infants

Author : Kurt Aland
ISBN : 9781592445417
Genre : Religion
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Though Joachim Jeremias' 'Infant Baptism in the First Four Centuries' was originally published in 1938, an English translation did not appear until 1960 (based on the revised German edition of 1958). In 1961, Kurt Aland published his response to Jeremias' assertions. This English translation of 'Die Sauglingstaufe im Neuen Testament und in der alten Kirche' originally appeared in 1963. In this point by point refutation of Jeremias' main contentions, Aland insists that there is no direct evidence of infant baptism prior to the third century.

The Promise Of Baptism

Author : James V. Brownson
ISBN : 9780802833075
Genre : Religion
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Christians who otherwise love each other and work together on shared projects and causes nonetheless often disagree on the subject of baptism. Should infants be baptized, or is baptism for believers only? What exactly does baptism mean? What happens, if anything, when someone is baptized? Which is better -- sprinkling or immersion? These disagreements are disheartening to some and confusing to many. The sacrament of baptism from a Reformed perspective is clearly and thoughtfully outlined in this useful book. James Brownson explains the scriptural basis, the theological underpinnings, and the practical implications of this particular element of the faith. Organized into thirty brief, tightly focused chapters -- each of which centers on a key question -- and enhanced by thoughtful discussion questions, The Promise of Baptism will be an important resource for pastors, students, and laypersons seeking to better understand this sacrament that lies at the heart of the church's life. A sampling of key questions addressed: What is a sacrament, and how does it differ from an "ordinance"? What's the relationship between baptism and being "born again"? How do the sacraments bring God's grace to us? Can someone be "saved" without being baptized? Can someone be baptized without being saved? Does baptism take the place of circumcision as the mark of the new covenant? What is "confirmation" or "profession of faith," and what is its relationship to baptism? What happens after baptism?

Infant Baptism Scriptural And Reasonable

Author : Samuel Miller
ISBN : BCUL:VD2236146
Genre : Infant baptism
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Author : David F. Wright
ISBN : 083087819X
Genre : Religion
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The Christian church confesses "one baptism." But the church's answers to how, whom and when to baptize, and even what it means or does, are famously varied. This book provides a forum for thoughtful proponents of three principal evangelical views to state their case, respond to the others, and then provide a summary response and statement. Sinclair Ferguson sets out the case for infant baptism, Bruce Ware presents the case for believers' baptism, and Anthony Lane argues for a mixed practice. As with any good conversation on a controversial topic, this book raises critical issues, challenges preconceptions and discloses the soft points in each view. Evangelicals who wish to understand better their own church's practice or that of their neighbor, or who perhaps are uncertain of their own views, will value this incisive book.

Lectures On Infant Baptism

Author : Leonard Woods
ISBN : HARVARD:32044077876431
Genre : Infant baptism
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What Do Lutherans Believe About Baptism

Author : John T. Conrad
ISBN : 9780788017698
Genre : Religion
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Pastors of any denomination that practice infant baptism will find What Do Lutherans Believe About Baptism? useful as background for a sermon series or as information to share with parents preparing for baptism. It also makes for an excellent short study on baptism for adult classes.

The Christian Minister S Reasons For Baptizing Infants And For Administering The Ordinance By Sprinkling Or Pouring Of Water

Author : Stephen Addington
ISBN : HARVARD:32044073419293
Genre : Baptism
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Infant Baptism

Author : James Robinson Graves
ISBN : NYPL:33433061825844
Genre : Baptism
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