It is no secret that many within the Church disagree on the nature and extent of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The disagreement surrounds the method of how these are carried out, who the recipients ought to be, and even on whether we should call them sacraments or ordinances. Let me state from the beginning … Continue reading What is Christian Baptism?
For many of us in Reformed Christians circles this is a very important year, as it marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to the wall of the Castle church at Wittenberg. This one single event sent into motion a tidal way of change that left the western world scrambling to … Continue reading Learning something from an Old Dead Guy
Great article from Bill Kynes over at Gospel Coalition: Editors' note: Last year The Gospel Coalition asked pastors and theologians why they changed their mind on baptism. While this argument from Bill Kynes does not defend a changed view, it sheds light on the spectrum of belief and practice related to baptism in evangelical churches. Previously … Continue reading A Pastor’s Plea for Unity Among Diversity in Regards to Baptism
It has been rightly taught that the sacraments (Lord’s Supper and Baptism) are to the eyes what the audible preached Word is to the ears. Meaning that as our ears hear the preaching of the Word from the pulpit, so too our eyes see the preaching of the gospel in baptism. This has two massive … Continue reading Baptism, the Visible Preached Word