Water baptism is an ordinance or sacrament instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, to be practiced until the end of the age, which signifies a believer’s union with Christ in his life, death, burial, and resurrection, and one’s membership in the church, God’s new covenant people.
This article will discuss the importance of water baptism as an ordinance or sacrament of the church. After discussing different views of baptism within historical theology, it will turn to what the New Testament says is the meaning and significance of baptism. The article will conclude on a couple of reflections of where evangelicals agree and disagree on the meaning of baptism.
Russell Moore answers a difficult question from a pastor who wonders how he should approach baptizing an autistic teenager who has expressed genuine saving faith, but has difficulty communicating.
I believe the Bible gives good cause for parents to baptize their kids upon observing a clear profession of faith in the gospel without a waiting period.
Why did history’s only sinless person undergo a baptism of repentance?
The baptism of Noah, then Moses, then Joshua, then Jonah, then Jesus. What Good Friday is all about.
In baptism, we are reminded of God's pledge to bring us through the waters of judgment and raise us up with Christ.
Baptism for the dead in 1 Corinthians 15:29 matters for two big reasons.
An excellent book on baptism and the Lord’s Supper that blend personal conviction with multi-denominational understanding.
Protestants and Catholics, while sharing similar terms, often mean widely different things.
Views: Infant Baptism
Lucas discusses God’s pattern in the New Testament was to deal with households and to grant those households the sign of baptism.
Gavin Ortlund explains why he has changed his mind on baptism, specifically discussing his experiences with paedobaptism.
Jared Oliphant explains the paedobaptist view on rebaptism, whether to be baptized again because of a later, more tangible conversion experience.
If you were baptized before you were a converted believer, then, yes, you need to be baptized, since you have not, yet, been baptized.
Views: Remote Baptism
Scripture allows the necessary flexibility to permit us to continue to practice the ordinances during COVID-19.
To make the Lord’s Supper into something other than a meal of the whole church, sitting in the same room, is to make it something other than the Lord’s Supper.