Baptism: Its Purpose, Practice and Power
The confusion never seems to go away. Some Christians stress baptism as a gateway into the church. Others see it primarily as an individual's ... Show synopsis The confusion never seems to go away. Some Christians stress baptism as a gateway into the church. Others see it primarily as an individual's testimony to faith and repentance. Still others concentrate on baptism in the spirit.Michael Green attempts to steer a straight, biblical course through the troubled waters of baptism. In seeking common ground among various Christian traditions, he looks first at what Scripture has to say and then assesses the strengths and weaknesses of differing views in that light.While insisting that baptism is no substitute for saving faith, he nevertheless makes a strong case for the practice of infant baptism, confronting head-on common objections to the practice as well as addressing the related problems of confirmation and rebaptism.Even those who ultimately may disagree with some of Green's conclusions cannot fail to be stimulated and stretched by his lively and clear argument.