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It Takes a Church to Baptize: What the Bible Says about Infant Baptism

It Takes a Church to Baptize: What the Bible Says about Infant Baptism

McKnight, Scot
Parks, Tom
Parks, Tom

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Christian LivingGeneral Christianity

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ISBN13: 9798200477296
Publisher: Christian Audio
Published: Aug 21 2018
Language: English
The issue of baptism has troubled Protestants for centuries. Should infants be baptized before their faith is conscious, or does God command the baptism of babies whose parents have been baptized? Popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight makes a biblical case for infant baptism, exploring its history, meaning, and practice and showing that infant baptism is the most historic Christian way of forming children into the faith. He explains that the church's practice of infant baptism developed straight from the Bible and argues that it must begin with the family and then extend to the church. Baptism is not just an individual profession of faith: it takes a family and a church community to nurture a child into faith over time. McKnight explains infant baptism for readers coming from a tradition that baptizes adults only, and he counters criticisms that fail to consider the role of families in the formation of faith. The book includes a foreword by Todd Hunter and an afterword by Gerald McDermott.

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