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Abstract Title: Believer’s Baptism: A Biblical and Theological Defense Abstract: Believer’s Baptism: A Biblical and Theological Defense For the past two millennia, Believer's Baptism has been a crucial aspect of the New Testament church. This divine ordinance represents one of the central tenets of Baptist identity. Jesus Christ commanded His followers to be baptized, so it is incumbent upon Christians to fully understand and adhere to the biblical model set forth in the Word of God. Over the years, the subject of baptism has been fraught with controversy, resulting in sharp disagreements between individuals, churches, and denominations. This paper will examine various ideologies and will seek to define the meaning, method, and mode of baptism that is most closely aligned with Scripture. It will also serve as a defense for Southern Baptist beliefs on baptism as set forth in The Baptist Faith and Message. For the purpose of this research, an exegetical study of Mark 16:16, John 3:5, Acts 2:38 and 22:16, Romans 6:3-4, and 1 Peter 3:21 will be carefully examined. These select verses, coupled with apostolic teachings found within the New Testament, will provide a theological basis for Believer's Baptism. ISCA Membership: Student Conference: 2017 Daniel Howard, Ph.D. student at The Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
With the gracious efforts of ISCA Past President Kerby Anderson and ISCA Vice President William Roach, we have secured a venue for our annual meeting. On March 24-25, 2017, ISCA will be meeting at The Hope Center (http://www.thehopecenter.org), in Plano, TX (Dallas area).
“The Hope Center is a one-of-a-kind ministry home to over 40 Christian nonprofits. ... Our mission impact powerfully extends beyond our four walls. Our Christian Nonprofits are the physical hands and feet of the body of Christ sharing the gospel to people locally and around the world — every single day” (from The Hope Center website). With the tremendous experience we had the last time ISCA was at The Hope Center, it is a privilege to return.
Be sure to reserve the date and plan now to attend.
Ticket cost is $40 through March 20, then $50 thereafter.
It is FREE to pre-register today. All money will be collected at the door. Pre-registration is a $10 discount.