♥ Book Title : Infant Baptism and the Covenant of Grace
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♥ Book Title : The Biblical Doctrine of Infant Baptism
☯ Full Synopsis : "short description: The authoritative treatment of a subject frequently discussed without a full understanding of its Biblical background. Marcel treats baptism within the broad context of the theology of justification and grace without losing sight of the Biblical evidence."Article| Pierre-Charles Marcel| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Infant Baptism God's Ordinance
☯ Full Synopsis : "Is this just another book on infant baptism? No. It is possibly the best succinct, yet comprehensive work on the subject ever written by a puritan. It was originally a longer series of sermons that Harrison preached to his congregation, many of whom were Baptist at the time. At their request, he placed his thoughts into a concise treatise that covers all the main points needful in understanding the biblical position of infant inclusion in the Covenant of Grace, and infant baptism. Harrison’s work is so acute in its biblical presentation of the truth of Scripture that the reader cannot be but left in awe of his masterful exactitude to God’s mind on the issue of infant inclusion in the Covenant of Grace, and the application of the sign of the covenant to every visible member in the church. He gives the reader an introductory lesson on the Covenant of Grace and those parties involved by way of its membership, and then proceeds to teach the reader why infants are to be baptized. Harrison deals hermeneutically with 9 biblical arguments on the issue; two of which are his most important foundational chapters setting the stage for the rest of the book. He also shows the danger of shutting infants out of the kingdom of heaven, and answers all the main objections to Antipaedobaptist theology on the issue. He ends the work with a chapter on the right mode in which baptism should take place, along with a chapter on applying the truths of the study to the life of the members of the covenant community. Without sounding clichéd, this work is among the top works ever written on the subject, and in my estimation is irrefutable. The unbiased reader will have no issues with Harrison’s biblical exposition and logic driven inference. It is a powerhouse puritan work that every Paedobaptist ought to read for support, and every Antipaedobaptist ought to read to untangle their dispensational theology. Harrison says that Antipaedobaptism is “to be justly abhorred as false doctrine,” and proves this to the reader beyond a reasonable doubt. This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions."Article| Michael Harrison| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Plea for Infant Baptism, in Seven Parts
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♥ Book Title : The Promise of Baptism
☯ Full Synopsis : "Christians who otherwise love each other and work together on shared projects and causes nonetheless often disagree on the subject of baptism. Should infants be baptized, or is baptism for believers only? What exactly does baptism mean? What happens, if anything, when someone is baptized? Which is better -- sprinkling or immersion? These disagreements are disheartening to some and confusing to many. The sacrament of baptism from a Reformed perspective is clearly and thoughtfully outlined in this useful book. James Brownson explains the scriptural basis, the theological underpinnings, and the practical implications of this particular element of the faith. Organized into thirty brief, tightly focused chapters -- each of which centers on a key question -- and enhanced by thoughtful discussion questions, The Promise of Baptism will be an important resource for pastors, students, and laypersons seeking to better understand this sacrament that lies at the heart of the church's life. A sampling of key questions addressed: What is a sacrament, and how does it differ from an "ordinance"? What's the relationship between baptism and being "born again"? How do the sacraments bring God's grace to us? Can someone be "saved" without being baptized? Can someone be baptized without being saved? Does baptism take the place of circumcision as the mark of the new covenant? What is "confirmation" or "profession of faith," and what is its relationship to baptism? What happens after baptism?"Article| James V. Brownson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Children of the Promise
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Robert R. Booth| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Believer's Baptism
☯ Full Synopsis : "The second volume in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY series addresses the issue of believer’s baptism, it’s Scriptural basis, historical and theological challenges to the practice, and how it applies to faith today."Article| Thomas R. Schreiner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Baptism
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Christian church confesses "one baptism." But the church's answers to how, whom and when to baptize, and even what it means or does, are famously varied. This book provides a forum for thoughtful proponents of three principal evangelical views to state their case, respond to the others, and then provide a summary response and statement. Sinclair Ferguson sets out the case for infant baptism, Bruce Ware presents the case for believers' baptism, and Anthony Lane argues for a mixed practice. As with any good conversation on a controversial topic, this book raises critical issues, challenges preconceptions and discloses the soft points in each view. Evangelicals who wish to understand better their own church's practice or that of their neighbor, or who perhaps are uncertain of their own views, will value this incisive book."Article| David F. Wright| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Infant Baptism of Christ’s Appointment
☯ Full Synopsis : "This work by Samuel Petto is a theological study on baptism demonstrating that infant baptism is of Christ’s appointment. Petto shows the proof of infant baptism which stems from two arguments: the formula that Christ gave to baptize, and that infants are visibly in the Covenant. He gives solid biblical answers against a variety of objections, as well as demonstrating the validity of infant baptism from the biblical Reformed perspective. Then, he also defends his work against arguments given by a Baptist advocate in his day. He explains the biblical concepts of the Covenant of Grace, the infants’ right to the covenant and how objections against these two ideas is biblically unattainable. This is a masterful biblical and exegetical work from a renown covenant theologian. This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions."Article| Samuel Petto| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Christian Baptism
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this meticulously referenced text, Dr. McDowell examines how God has progressively revealed himself through his eternal covenant to his people, culminating in Christ and the sending of the Holy Spirit. He helps us understand how baptism is God’s sign and seal of his new covenant with us through Christ and how it relates to our salvation. Viewing the whole Bible in its historical, biblical, and theological context, Dr. McDowell explores baptism from every theological perspective. He takes us through the purpose and meaning of baptism as well as its mode, which clearly exemplifies our purification from sin, in-filling with the Holy Spirit, and union with Christ. “…a penetrating study of baptism that will benefit church leaders and lay people alike. ...Should be widely read and taught in the church.” Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr., Third Millennium Ministries, President “…a book you need to read but that will also bring you blessing as you do—no matter how much you already know. This one is solid theologically, challenging us to be biblical on every issue; it is global… it is startlingly pastoral.” Dr. D. Clair Davis, Emeritus Professor of Church History, Westminster Seminary “In this comprehensive book, he applies biblical wisdom—based on a lifetime of personal reflection—to the systematic theology and pastoral practice of Christian baptism….” Dr. Philip G. Ryken, President, Wheaton College, author and Bible expositor"Article| Bruce A. McDowell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Doctrine and Practice of Infant Baptism
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this masterful work, Brinsley demonstrates both the doctrinal and exegetical nature of baptism, and the practical side of baptism. He says, "They to whom belongs the kingdom of God, who are subjects, and members of the kingdom of grace, and heirs of the kingdom of glory, they have right to this seal of the covenant, by which this their interest may be confirmed and sealed up to them." Where in this meticulous statement do we find the phrase "baptism" or "infant baptism" or for that matter, any hint of baptism of any kind? This exquisite statement is exactly the same idea that covenant theologians have, for centuries, biblically demonstrated and expounded upon in order to confirm to the people of Christ’s church the nature of the covenant of Christ, as well as polemically deter those who would bar young children from the sacrament of baptism. Yet, this doctrinal statement simply gives the reader all the ammunition needed to defend the Gospel of the covenant of Christ. It does this against those who would twist or change such a string of covenant pearls found in the bible which could never be unstrung. It is the biblical substance which ushers in a thorough Reformation that only full covenant theologians, who are the only thorough Reformers, could accomplish for a full exposition of the Bible. In reality, infant baptism ought to be the last five minutes of a five day conversation of the covenant of God. That is the substance of this work, and the manner in which Brinsley treats God’s covenant and infant inclusion in the Covenant of Grace. It would be spiritually beneficial for the church to consider such a statement in the full orbed account of God’s covenant from Genesis to Revelation. This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions."Article| John Brinsley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Covenantal Dispensationalism
☯ Full Synopsis : "Covenantal Dispensationalism reviews the history and development of Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism, along the way highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each hermeneutical system. This work illustrates how the two sides have grown apart, and seeks to reconcile the two by appealing to common theological concepts the two schools share, as well as providing critique where one side has better evidence for a particular point of doctrine."Article| Matthew Stamper| Statement ..."