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The Meaning and Mode of Baptism

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Published January 1st 1992 by P & R Publishing
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Lacie
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent study tool. Mr. Adams is thorough – not in an exhaustive sense, but in the sense that he covered all of the significant points supporting his position, as well as those opposing. His writing is pointed, concise, and full of scripture passages.

Mr. Adam’s chapter on the ceremonial significance of Christ’s baptism was fascinating. He discussed the relationship between Christ’s baptism and the ceremonial requirements for his priestly ordination; I had heard this discussed in the
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Tim Miller
Oct 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Without a doubt, this book has turned my world upside down in relation to Baptism. But to say the words of this book were the true source of my change would be misleading. It is Jay Adams laying out the WORD OF GOD that caused my heart and mind to change. He mentions "the limits of this study confined to the Scriptures themselves. Here, alone will one discover the true meaning and mode of Christian baptism." If you are tired of thousands of books each trying to use their own reasoning, check out ...more
Eric Anderson
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it


In this little volume, Adams sets forth a compelling argument for sprinkling as the biblical means of baptism. (Infant baptism, however, is not part of the scope of this book.) Adams works through both Old and New Testament examples of baptism, with its roots in the ceremonial purifications and so forth. One of his most convincing arguments, in my opinion, was his discussion of the Holy Spirit descending. One is not immersed in the Spirit, and then raised from it; rather the Spirit comes down an
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Peter N.
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
A good solid defense of pouring/sprinkling as the Biblical mode of baptism. I appreciated that he took the mode seriously. So many Presbyterians argue that mode is irrelevant. His exegesis of John's baptism, Jesus' baptism,and Pentecost are excellent. He also forces you to look to the Old Testament to provide some warrant for what John did. I did not agree with him that Romans 6:3 and I Corinthians 12:12-13 could not refer to water baptism. But this mistake has really no effect upon the immersio ...more
Shaun Marksbury
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Jay Adams is a gift to the church, so this book (like all of them) is worth a go. He gives a good, short explanation and defense of non-immersion, though I can't say that he convinced me to stop being a Baptist. Even so, Adams's chapter on the baptism of Christ's and how it's functions in the Lord's priestly ministry was very good.
Patrick McWilliams
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog
I must be the only Credobaptist who thinks affusion/aspersion (pouring/sprinkling) is a more proper mode of water baptism than immersion.
Bill
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WHile wrestling with covenant theology, this book was helpful. Adams writes very clearly and presents his ideas well.
Douglas Wilson
Mar 29, 2009 rated it liked it
Good. Also read in December of 1989. Thought differently of it then.
Davey Ermold
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ecclesiology
Blog post forthcoming.
David
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
A helpful book giving the biblical argument for sprinkling.
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