Is believer’s baptism the clear teaching of the New Testament Scriptures? What are the historical and theological challenges to believer’s baptism? What are the practical applications for believer’s baptism today? This volume addresses these compelling questions. Indeed, Believer’s Baptism: The Covenant Sign of the New Age in Christ begins with the belief that believer’s baptism (as opposed to infant baptism or other faith proclaiming methods) is the clear teaching of the New Testament. Along the way, the argument is supported by written contributions from Andreas Köstenberger, Robert Stein, Thomas Schreiner, Stephen Wellum, Steve McKinion, Jonathan Rainbow, Shawn Wright, and Mark Dever.
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Believer’s Baptism is destined to be a classic concerning the doctrine of baptism. It is scholarly and practical, biblical and pastoral. Without demeaning those with whom they disagree, the contributors to this volume make the case for believer’s baptism by immersion as biblical baptism. Any future discussion of this doctrine will have to take this work into consideration.
—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Thomas R. Schreiner (Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean of Scripture and Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books and many articles on New Testament interpretation and biblical theology. He also serves as preaching pastor of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
Shawn D. Wright (Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Church History at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and also serves as one of the pastors at Clifton Baptist Church. His area of specialization is Reformation studies.