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This is especially pertinent when the children of covenant keeping Christian parents are considered, I think, I can’t help wondered from time to time what damage is sustained by such chilren, who though professing and behaving as covenant keeping members, are not actually given the priveledges but only the responsibilities that are associated with covenant membership.

How do you feel about catechising the pleb? I feel that a more informed baptisee will alleviate much of the errancy, truancy, and flippancy that we have today. Enunciating the malediction as well as the benediction is key.

http://www.mediamax.com/blackntanintheam/Hosted/BAPTISM%20HOMILY.doc

Thank you for sharing this. I too believe that this is a great folly that some denominations choose to demand such rigor prior to Baptism. I believe the clear teaching of scripture; that we are to build our faith on our Baptism, and not our baptism on our “great” faith (which in actuality is as shifty and loose as gravel).

[...] 3, 2008 On the Delaying of Baptisms Posted by catechismatic95 under Uncategorized   Our friend Alistair has a great post arguingagainst delayed Baptisms. Many Christians feel that you should delay a Baptism so that the one who is to be baptized can be instructed or tested to see whether he is sincere in his faith. But we know that our “sincere faith” is as shifty and uncertain as loose gravel. You see, some of our Christian brothers and sisters build their baptism upon their faith, and in doing so, lose all the comforts of the Gospel and certainty of their salvation. Christianity as understood through Holy Scripture, however, builds its faith upon Baptism so that instead of relying on proof of faith through works or “bearing fruit”, we can rely on the certain and solid promises of the Gospel rendered unto us through Baptism. The great Lutheran hymn writer Paul Gerhardt puts it like this: [...]



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This is especially pertinent when the children of covenant keeping Christian parents are considered, I think, I can’t help wondered from time to time what damage is sustained by such chilren, who though professing and behaving as covenant keeping members, are not actually given the priveledges but only the responsibilities that are associated with covenant membership.

How do you feel about catechising the pleb? I feel that a more informed baptisee will alleviate much of the errancy, truancy, and flippancy that we have today. Enunciating the malediction as well as the benediction is key.

http://www.mediamax.com/blackntanintheam/Hosted/BAPTISM%20HOMILY.doc

Thank you for sharing this. I too believe that this is a great folly that some denominations choose to demand such rigor prior to Baptism. I believe the clear teaching of scripture; that we are to build our faith on our Baptism, and not our baptism on our “great” faith (which in actuality is as shifty and loose as gravel).

[...] 3, 2008 On the Delaying of Baptisms Posted by catechismatic95 under Uncategorized   Our friend Alistair has a great post arguingagainst delayed Baptisms. Many Christians feel that you should delay a Baptism so that the one who is to be baptized can be instructed or tested to see whether he is sincere in his faith. But we know that our “sincere faith” is as shifty and uncertain as loose gravel. You see, some of our Christian brothers and sisters build their baptism upon their faith, and in doing so, lose all the comforts of the Gospel and certainty of their salvation. Christianity as understood through Holy Scripture, however, builds its faith upon Baptism so that instead of relying on proof of faith through works or “bearing fruit”, we can rely on the certain and solid promises of the Gospel rendered unto us through Baptism. The great Lutheran hymn writer Paul Gerhardt puts it like this: [...]



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On Delayed Baptism

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This is especially pertinent when the children of covenant keeping Christian parents are considered, I think, I can’t help wondered from time to time what damage is sustained by such chilren, who though professing and behaving as covenant keeping members, are not actually given the priveledges but only the responsibilities that are associated with covenant membership.

How do you feel about catechising the pleb? I feel that a more informed baptisee will alleviate much of the errancy, truancy, and flippancy that we have today. Enunciating the malediction as well as the benediction is key.

http://www.mediamax.com/blackntanintheam/Hosted/BAPTISM%20HOMILY.doc

Thank you for sharing this. I too believe that this is a great folly that some denominations choose to demand such rigor prior to Baptism. I believe the clear teaching of scripture; that we are to build our faith on our Baptism, and not our baptism on our “great” faith (which in actuality is as shifty and loose as gravel).

[...] 3, 2008 On the Delaying of Baptisms Posted by catechismatic95 under Uncategorized   Our friend Alistair has a great post arguingagainst delayed Baptisms. Many Christians feel that you should delay a Baptism so that the one who is to be baptized can be instructed or tested to see whether he is sincere in his faith. But we know that our “sincere faith” is as shifty and uncertain as loose gravel. You see, some of our Christian brothers and sisters build their baptism upon their faith, and in doing so, lose all the comforts of the Gospel and certainty of their salvation. Christianity as understood through Holy Scripture, however, builds its faith upon Baptism so that instead of relying on proof of faith through works or “bearing fruit”, we can rely on the certain and solid promises of the Gospel rendered unto us through Baptism. The great Lutheran hymn writer Paul Gerhardt puts it like this: [...]



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This is especially pertinent when the children of covenant keeping Christian parents are considered, I think, I can’t help wondered from time to time what damage is sustained by such chilren, who though professing and behaving as covenant keeping members, are not actually given the priveledges but only the responsibilities that are associated with covenant membership.

How do you feel about catechising the pleb? I feel that a more informed baptisee will alleviate much of the errancy, truancy, and flippancy that we have today. Enunciating the malediction as well as the benediction is key.

http://www.mediamax.com/blackntanintheam/Hosted/BAPTISM%20HOMILY.doc

Thank you for sharing this. I too believe that this is a great folly that some denominations choose to demand such rigor prior to Baptism. I believe the clear teaching of scripture; that we are to build our faith on our Baptism, and not our baptism on our “great” faith (which in actuality is as shifty and loose as gravel).

[...] 3, 2008 On the Delaying of Baptisms Posted by catechismatic95 under Uncategorized   Our friend Alistair has a great post arguingagainst delayed Baptisms. Many Christians feel that you should delay a Baptism so that the one who is to be baptized can be instructed or tested to see whether he is sincere in his faith. But we know that our “sincere faith” is as shifty and uncertain as loose gravel. You see, some of our Christian brothers and sisters build their baptism upon their faith, and in doing so, lose all the comforts of the Gospel and certainty of their salvation. Christianity as understood through Holy Scripture, however, builds its faith upon Baptism so that instead of relying on proof of faith through works or “bearing fruit”, we can rely on the certain and solid promises of the Gospel rendered unto us through Baptism. The great Lutheran hymn writer Paul Gerhardt puts it like this: [...]



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