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Difficulties About Baptism: Part 2

Difficulties About Baptism by Bannerman, written in 1898, was written, as the subtitle states, for young people. Bannerman stated in the first part (Part I) of his article, “A young believer is apt to … take one or two isolated texts in what he supposes to be their natural sense, without troubling himself to look beyond them or to consider their historic connection, and so to draw premature conclusions. Now, the Baptist argument, as I have said already, has a distinct advantage here. It is very simple, easily put, and easily understood. It seems quite convincing, so long as you do not go beyond Matt. 3:15, Mark 16:16, and Rom. 6:4, and while you interpret these verses from the standpoint of the twentieth century instead of from the standpoint of the first disciples.”