On Church Admission, Part III.

Ok, for those of you who really thrive on reading blogs with controversy, here’s a big one for you.  At least when it comes to boring theological stuff.   Baptism has become one of the most hotly debated issues in the history of Christianity.  Though the apostle Paul included Baptism among the “elementary teachings” in Hebrews 6:2, the subject continues to be divisive some twenty centuries later.  The theological interpretations of baptism today are as numerous as the denominations among the Protestant wing of Christendom.  The Roman Catholic church elevates the act to such an extent that there is no need for faith prior to baptism and thus baptizes infants.  Other groups do not adhere to physical baptism at all and merely spiritualize baptismal texts in the Bible. So what’s the answer?  Is there a connection to “Church Admission”? (more…)