Hi folks. Lately I’ve been working on notes for a “webinar” I’m doing on the subject of Covenant Baptism in the context of the Great Commission. I thought I’d post some details here in case anyone is interested in the topic. I’ll be talking a little about the Great Commission in general, but then focus on the command to baptize and how that relates back to circumcision in the Old Testament, specifically to children. If you want to view the webinar, which will be on April 27 at 3pm, you can get more details here. Below is a rough draft of some of the points I’ll be discussing, just FYI.
The Great Commission and Covenant Baptism
The “Great Commission” (Matt. 28:18-20) contains a wealth of explicit and implicit connections to the Old Testament. This missionary charter for the church is founded upon ancient principles and best understood as the culmination and extension of the rich evangelistic theology of the Hebrew Scriptures. Our focus today will be on infant baptism and its covenantal connections to the Old Testament, but we will begin with a few preliminary points that come from the preamble to the Great Commission.
A. Christ’s Authority.
1. The Great Commission […]