By J. R. GRAVES
Author of “Old Landmarkism—What is it?” “Intercommunion unscriptural, & c.” “Trilemma,” “The Symbolism of Baptism,” “The Relation of Baptism to Salvation,” &c., &c.
Baptist Sunday School Committee
Chapter 1. The Importance,
Chapter 2. The Act,
Chapter 3. Evident Meaning of Baptizo by the Act
Chapter 4. The Act Determined by its Symbolism
Chapter 5. The Effect of Baptism
Chapter 6. Baptism, by Initiating us into a Local Church . . .
Chapter 7. The Administrator of Baptism
Chapter 8. Miscellaneous Matter
Complete Book - The Act of Christian Baptism*
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RITUALISM vs. OBEDIENCE
“The difference between Paedobaptists and Baptists touching Baptism is, to a great extent, the difference between Ritualism and Obedience. Those who observe a rite, not concerning themselves to observe the rite, ritualize. Those who observe the rite, because that rise is commanded, obey. Paedobaptists perform a rite, Baptists obey the ordinance. Baptists simply apply to baptism their constitutive principle of obedience.”
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