Baptism is not just a profession of faith. Baptism is the rite of entry into the new covenant, and without understanding the covenant, we cannot properly understand baptism.
What is Covenant? In a biblical sense, it is a legal bond between two or more parties — “legal” meaning that each party makes a statement (confession) and agrees to specific terms, with consequences invoked on each party for failure to keep the terms.
Why then is this so important to understand? Because this is how God chose to link the unseen to the seen, the supernatural to the material or created order here on earth. This in no way diminishes the role of the Holy Spirit and his work within the hearts of men. It merely gives outward manifestation to the power of God’s Spirit. It is also important to note that this is in direct opposition to some mystical religions, which reject a Creator in favor of the sovereignty of man and nature. They view the connection with God as a chain of being throughout all things. The Christian confesses a wholly separate, sovereign God that is over his creation. He chose to relate to this creation through covenant.
Author John G. Crawford changes the discussion on a host of issues ranging from the Covenant institutions as they relate to the family, the state and the Church. From creation to infant baptism, Crawford connects the dots and shows how understanding God's Covenant explains everything.
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What People Are Saying
"Baptism is Not Enough is a very readable introduction, not simply to the issues relating to baptism, but especially in understanding the biblical concept of covenant. In fact, that’s the main argument of the book: until you understand the biblical concept of the covenant, then don’t even try to understand baptism. I agree." ~Gregg Strawbridge, editor of The Case for Covenantal Infant Baptism
John G. Crawford is a husband, father of four, grandfather of two and resides in Greenville, SC. He serves as Chairman of the Board of The Theopolis Institute and as an elder in the CREC.
AUTHOR: John G. Crawford
PAGE COUNT: 198 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 28, 2022 (originally published 2013)
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