Explaining Water Baptism

Biblical Truth Simply Explained

David Pawson

(8 customer reviews)

£4.99

This book is the perfect introduction for anyone considering water baptism. David Pawson teaches what the Bible says about water baptism. He provides a clear description of all aspects of baptism. He explains:

  • The origins of  water baptism
  • Why it is done
  • The meaning of it
  • What spiritual foundations should be in place before a person is baptised
  • What the effects are after water baptism.

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8 reviews for Explaining Water Baptism

  1. Romans 10:9

    Wish I would have had a greater insight when I was baptized. But now I do. 🙂 Love this book.

  2. Graham Harter

    This is a really short, and straighforward guide to what the New Testament teaches about water baptism — how it was practised, why it was practised, on whom it was practised, and its theological significance in the life of the believer.

    It is written in very simple, plain language, so that even somebody fairly unfamiliar with the Christian faith could make sense of it.

    He covers this ground in the first nine chapters of the book, the headings of which are:—

    1. A matter of life and death
    2. A very peculiar practice
    3. Dirty people need a bath
    4. Dead people need a burial
    5. A case of identification
    6. What’s in a name?
    7. Penitent believers only
    8. Water and Spirit
    9. The church door

    Pawson takes the view that baptism in the New Testament was (and by implication, baptism today should be) for repentant believers only — not for infants who are too young to profess faith.

    Accordingly in the final three chapters of the book he goes on to address three issues around water baptism which have been historically divisive; namely:—

    * Isn’t baptism just a symbol? (Chapter 10)
    * Must we be baptized to be saved? (Chapter 11)
    * Should babies be baptized? (Chapter 12)

    Although Pawson adopts a particular stance on these issues, and unashamedly so, he also tries to present briefly but fairly the rationale behind the main views he rejects (infant baptism and so on).

    As usual with Pawson’s writings, this book is characterized by its simple faithfulness to Scripture in its plain sense.

    This is a very short book. Its twelve chapters have an average length of just 4.6 pages, from which you can see that it’s a very lightweight way to consider the issues around and the theology of water baptism. Highly recommended.

  3. Anon

    I love David’s teaching. I was going to start with the Normal Christian Birth, but grabbed this shorter guide instead. It answered many of my questions quickly. I will also be reading the other hook now for sure (a more indepth study)

  4. Tays_Wyf_2020

    I downloaded this book after having contemplated for years when (not if) I’d get baptized as an adult since the first was at age 6 at the urging of my dying grandmother. (She died about 2 weeks short of a year later.) Mr. Pawson’s “straight from Scripture” approach to teaching is so impacting that I couldn’t get to the water fast enough. I’ve heard debate after debate on the subject but never felt the need to engage. The Lord’s instruction to the Apostles to baptize was sufficient for me. Reading this book has given me a deeper interest in the Holy Ghost baptism that I’m now praying earnestly to receive. Water baptism is like a stain remover and Spirit baptism is like a scotch guard. We need both!

  5. Roman Hrivik

    Great book on water baptism!

  6. Thankful!

    This explains what atheists seem unable to understand. Such a clear explanation.

  7. L. Davies

    As with all his books, this book on water baptism gives the reasons for accepting it as the Scriptural way to enter the Christian Church. His writing is profound, but put in a way so that all can understand.

  8. John D. Marshman

    David Pawson’s little book on Water Baptism is so straightforward, simply to read and understand. For a average person wanting to know about the facts of Biblical Water Baptism this is the book to get. Easy, very informative and cheap. It helped my poor brain to digest all the other explanations.

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David Pawson

David is considered to be one of the world’s finest biblical expositors. Translations of David’s teachings continue to grow with extensive projects currently focused in countries including Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, China and Indonesia, just to name a few.David was passionate about teaching the Bible and believed every teacher has a responsibility to expound the truth and expose error. He encourages everyone to read the Bible for themselves, not verse by verse but to read each verse in the context in which it was written. Too many people misquote Bible verses by taking them out of context. David teaches that a ‘text out of context becomes a pretext’ giving a whole new and wrong meaning to that for which the verse was written.Best known for his series Unlocking the Bible, David taught that the Bible Is not one book but a library of books. Each book is different, written by many different writers. To understand each book of the Bible you need understand firstly ‘Who’ wrote the book, and secondly ‘Why’ the book was written. In this series David gives us the keys to unlock the Bible for ourselves.He was an advocate that the solution to every situation in life can be found by reading the scriptures. His ministry continues…

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