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S-080 Basic Christian Doctrine
A Preseminary Class

Class 13 Chapter 12
Date: 1-23-03

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For next week:

Chapter 13— Baptism

(Note: Although these questions arise from specific sections of the chapter, please allow the whole chapter to possibly supplement your answers.)


What did Peter regard Baptism to be?


Discuss four images of Baptism; support with Bible passages.


Reflect on the relationship of Baptism and the Church.


How does the image of "putting on Christ" relate Baptism to the Christian life?


How does the distinction of Law and Gospel help shape our thinking about the "abuse of baptism"?


Respond to the claim by some that since baptizo means to immerse, only baptisms by immersions are true baptisms. Discuss the four responses of the church to those who would deny the practice of infant baptism.


Why are baptisms "normally and ideally" done by a pastor in a worship service? Why is the caveat, "normally and ideally," used?


What is the role of sponsors?


What should be the purpose of other traditions associated with baptism?



"John's Baptism"


1 Peter 3:21

Romans 6:3-11

Colossians 2:11-15

Titus 3:4-7

John 3:1-151

Corinthians 6:11

Ephesians 5:26

Matthew 28:18-20

Ephesians 4:4-6

Romans 6:1-3







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