Baptism is a subject which has caused confusion amongst Christians for many years. Jesus included it in his final charge to the disciples. It is clearly important, so why do we spend so much time arguing about it? Baptism is a God–given sign, not to obscure the gospel, but to make it clearer. Karl Deenick explains not only what baptism is, what it isn’t, and who should be baptised, but he follows the threads of symbolic cleansing through both the Old and New Testaments. He explains and exalts the gospel and shows how the Old Testament foreshadows Jesus and how he fulfils the Old Testament.

About the author:

Karl is the coordinator of community and student care and a lecturer in theology at Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Until recently he was serving as a pastor in Launceston, Tasmania. He is the author of Righteous by Promise: A Biblical Theology of Circumcision and Gathered Together: The Beauty of Living as God’s Church.