Baptism: The Church’s Troubled Water
It is amazing how what was intended to be a simple command of Jesus has been misinterpreted and misused. Although a few groups deny the necessity of baptism for Christians today, most churches practice the rite. However, when one enters various Christian churches he finds tremendous diversity as to the time a person should be baptized, the rite itself, and its significance.
Donald L. Norbie is a Bible teacher and author now living in Colorado. While attending high school in Tucson,Arizona, he was led to Christ by T.B. Gilbert in 1938 and began to fellowship with the Bible Chapel there.
After spending several years in the Navy during World War II he returned to college. Since 1949, when he received a Master of Arts degree from Wheaton College, he and his wife Marie have been active in Bible teaching and evangelism.
A special interest of his has been the New Testament church. Other books are 1 Timothy: Timeless Truths, 2 Timothy and Titus, New Testament Church Organization, The Early Church, Divorce and the Bible, Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, He Loved to Plant: A Biography of T. B. Gilbert, and Danny, A Life Cut Short.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Why the Confusion?
Chapter 2 Word Studies
Chapter 3 Various Usages in the New Testament
Chapter 4 The Mode
Chapter 5 The Candidates
Chapter 6 The Spiritual Significance
Chapter 7 The History of Baptism
Chapter 8 Current Misconceptions
Chapter 9 Conclusion