Baptism: Answers to Common Questions
Over three Sundays, our church considered the sacrament of baptism. We sought to answer three questions - why we baptize, who we baptize, and how we baptize. This three-part series sought to cover central aspects of Christian baptism, but - for some - other questions might remain.
With that in mind, let me commend Guy Richard’s helpful book, Baptism: Answers to Common Questions. In eleven chapters, Richard answers the following questions:
What is baptism?
Does baptism mean immersion?
What does baptism mean?
Why do we baptize, and how should we do it?
Who should be baptized?
What do the ‘household’ baptisms teach us?
Why our our Baptist brothers and sisters disagree?
How do we respond to the Baptist arguments?
But what about Jeremiah 31?
What objections do we have to baptizing believers only?
What can we take away from all of this?
The writing is clear and accessible to non-theologians. It’s also charitable toward our brothers and sisters of other convictions. If you’re looking for a nice volume to take your understanding of this precious sacrament to the next level, look no more. This is it.