Dr. Larry E. Dyer examines Scripture to answer not only some basic questions concerning baptism, but also some of the more contested issues, including: infant baptism, modes of baptism, Spirit baptism, and whether baptism is a sacrament or symbol. This guidebook will help prepare thos e who plan to be baptized or provide a blueprint for those who simply want to understand this subject better.
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Review 1 for Baptism: The Believer's First Obedience
Date:June 9, 2009
This book is very interesting and brings a proper perspective to the act of Baptism. Simply put: It is not a salvation issue. For the world, it is a public statement the believer makes to announce his faith; to the believer, it is a symbol of the death & resurrection in which he follows Christ.
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Review 2 for Baptism: The Believer's First Obedience
This book offers a Baptist view of baptism. It deals with believer's baptism and offers insights into the mode (immersion) and purpose of baptism (a ceremony demonstrating Christian commitment).The problem with this book is that the author fails to deal properly with baptismal passages. For example, after seeking to establish that a person is saved by faith alone, the author seeks to downplay baptism and obedience but defeats his purpose of the book. If baptism is commanded by our Lord (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38), why not make baptism not only the first act of obedience (Acts 5:32) but part of the salvation message?By separating baptism from the gospel message in exchange for unbiblical methods such as the sinner's prayer, altar calls, or other evangelical methods, the case for baptism is weaken.