Baptist Catholicism (What the Altar Call, Sinner’s Prayer & Pope Have in Common)

Baptism, Christian Life, Church Life, Romans, The Gospel

The typical Baptist suffers from Catholiphobia: the fear of all things Catholic. We Baptists often know more about Catholics than Catholicism, which is probably true of any religious tradition.  We tend to define religious traditions by the few people we know who practice them rather that what that tradition has historically confessed. Nevertheless, it doesn’t take […]

Fancy It Forward:
July 9, 2015

The Necessity of Baptism (Part 2)

Baptism, Church Life

Christian baptism is necessary for the Christian life.  The New Testament regularly considers it in the same context of conversion (see Part 1).  It’s the new birth certificate, the public record, that one has been born again.  While the act of baptism does not technically save anyone, it is nonetheless part of what it means […]

Fancy It Forward:
September 22, 2013