Thursday, August 9, 2007

Baptism

There's an interesting little debate between Wayne Grudem & John Piper right now concerning admittance into a local church over the issue of baptism. Both are Baptists, but Grudem holds to the position that only those who have been immersed as a statement of faith should be admitted as members, and Piper says that if someone was baptized as an infant he/she would still be welcome as a member. This is a pretty rare view, but Jennifer and I were members of a church that held this position. After discussing this issue with our pastor, I'm with Piper on this issue.