Saturday, January 13, 2007

Believer’s Baptism: The Covenant Sign of the New Age in Christ


Broadman &Holman has now published Believer’s Baptism: The Covenant Sign of the New Age in Christ, edited by Thomas R. Schreiner and Shawn D. Wright.

Table of contents:

Author Preface

Foreword
Timothy George

Introduction
Thomas A. Schreiner and Shawn D. Wright

1. Baptism in the Gospels
Andreas J. Köstenberger

2. Baptism in Luke-Acts
Robert H. Stein

3. Baptism in the Epistles: An Initiation Rite for Believers
Thomas R. Schreiner

4. Baptism and the Relationship between the Covenants
Stephen J. Wellum

5. Baptism in the Patristic Writings
Steven A. McKinion

6. “Confessor Baptism”: The Baptismal Doctrine of the Early Anabaptists
Jonathan H. Rainbow

7. Baptism and the Logic of Reformed Paedobaptists
Shawn D. Wright

8. Meredith Kline on Suzerainty, Circumcision, and Baptism
Duane A. Garrett

9. Baptism in the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement
A. B. Caneday

10. Baptism in the Context of the Local Church
Mark E. Dever

3 comments:

Michael F. Bird said...

Ardel,
Good stuff. Looks like a great volume. I've orded a copy for our library.

Mathaetaes said...

Dr. Caneday,

I have been looking forward to this book for some time. My professor, Dr. Wright, has been teasing us about it since last year. I am glad to see that you are a contributor as well! Blessings.

Steve

Gary said...

Teenagers should NOT be baptized!

I was reading my Bible on the topic of Baptism last night when, like a bolt of lightning, this revelation came to me: there is not one single example in the Bible of teenagers being baptized! Why didn't I see this before? Why haven't other Christians seen this glaring fact before? What are we doing baptizing teenagers if there is no specific mention of this practice in the Bible??

"But teenagers are capable of making a mature, informed decision," you say.

Really?

Would you let your thirteen year old make a decision to buy a gun?
Would you let your thirteen year old make a decision to drive a car?
Would you let your thirteen year old make a decision to buy and drink alcohol?
Would you let your thirteen year old make a decision to get married, move away from home, join the army, or volunteer to participate in cancer drug trials?

No! Of course you wouldn't.

So what makes you think that a teenager has the maturity to make a decision to choose which religion to join and which god to believe in?

Logic, reason, and good ol' common sense make it clear that a thirteen year old does NOT have the maturity to make major life decisions, so what makes you think that he or she can make major "eternal life" decisions?

The Bible does not explicitly mention baptizing infants...I mean teenagers...so this practice is just another Catholic false teaching and must be abandoned and replaced with the true teachings of the Bible: Only adult men and women should be baptized in a true Christian church.

Since no Christian Church on planet earth follows this scriptural practice, which God has just revealed to me in my heart, I am starting my own Church as of today. We will only baptize adults over age 21.

Our new Church will be called the "Garyites". We are the true Church.

http://www.lutherwasnotbornagain.com/2013/09/faith-little-word-that-prevents.html