Believer's Baptism

Believer's Baptism from B&H has just been released and looks to be an excellent resource on this important subject. I flipped through it in the campus bookstore yesterday and am excited to pick up a copy when I can.

The book is edited by Dr. Thomas Schreiner and Dr. Shawn Wright, both professors here at Southern Seminary. They both also make excellent contributions to the text. (Dr. Schreiner was my NT prof last semester). Other contributors to this volume include: Dr. Andreas Köstenberger, Dr. Stephen Wellum (my Systematic Theology II prof for the upcoming semester), Dr. Mark Dever, and several other notable scholars.

According to the book description on Amazon.com, Believer's Baptism answers the following questions... 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? The description further states that the book "...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."

I encourage everyone to pick up a copy. I believe it will be an indispensable asset in providing a clear biblical understanding of believer's baptism. It's great to know the Bible teaches something, but it is even better to have a real understanding of what we believe as well as be able to "explain our answers" (as math teachers are prone to request) to anyone who asks.

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