The baptism of anticipation: once more the infant baptism debate

in Religion and Theology
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Abstract

Although the popular understanding of baptism is to connect it with the forgiveness of sins, this is inadequate. Building on a previous article which sees its meaning as of 'repentance', a change in life, baptism is viewed as a symbol signifying a developing relationship with Christ by faith, through the Spirit. In particular it anticipates a ministry of prophet, priest and king. As such there is an essential equality of meaning with the baptism practised by John, particularly of Jesus. This means that in the context of faith, baptism as an infant and as an adult are both valid, and that sprinkling and immersion are both appropriate.

The baptism of anticipation: once more the infant baptism debate

in Religion and Theology

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