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Product Details

  • Paperback: 171 pages
  • Publisher: College Press Publishing Company, Inc. (June 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899003419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899003412
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #531,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cottrell is painstakingly thorough, yet his writing is well-organized and clear.
George Cline
The conclusion made in the book is the most consistent, logical, textually correct and natural understanding of the verses.
David
Whether you believe as Cottrell does about baptism or not you can't help but to enjoy reading this book on the subject.
Jesse M. Roland

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jesse M. Roland on September 14, 2004
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Whether you believe as Cottrell does about baptism or not you can't help but to enjoy reading this book on the subject. The book is written in a style that any serious Bible student will enjoy and benefit from. Just the way that Cottrell explains salvation is worth reading the book for. This book will challenge any believer concerning their view on baptism and it's place in the Christian experience. I also must say that this book, unlike so many, does not defend the position so much as it explains it and that is refreshing. Read it whether you are in the Church of Christ or not. If not, and you read this book, you will respect what they believe even if you have an issue with this doctrine.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Seeking Disciple VINE VOICE on December 12, 2001
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I obtained this book while studying various texts in the Bible on baptism. I had been doing intense study on the doctrine of water baptism in the NT and had become very weary with my evangelical upbringing on baptism (that baptism is a mere ceremony do maybe three or four times a year depending on the size of the church).
This book is written very gracefully. You will not be attacked if you do not hold to baptism being essential to the forgiveness of sins but you will be challanged. Cottrell is a very skilled man in both the Greek text as well as sound biblical interpretation. It is not his desire to paint a "I am right, you are wrong" attitude but rather he will challange you to reconsider what you have believed and maybe even taught concerning baptism.
Study this book! But most of all, base your faith on what the Bible teaches and not on the traditions of men (Mark 7:1-8).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By B. Felgar on July 23, 2005
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Jack Cottrell tackles the subject of Baptism with an understanding that the reader will also be a seeker. Because of that, he approaches the subject with such enormous grace to keep the reader engaged all the way through. No one who reads this book will be disappointed, nor will they be offended by the way he handles the subject matter. I look forward to reading more of his books.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By George Cline on June 18, 2006
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Cottrell is painstakingly thorough, yet his writing is well-organized and clear. You feel as if you've considered the subject from every possible angle. The result is a deeper understanding of God's amazing grace. Cottrell's scholarship uncovers meanings that even avid Bible students might have missed. And they all point to the magnificence of God's work.

Cottrell's approach is what makes this book so helpful. It's even-handed, an objective search for what the New Testament writers--and God--intended for their audiences to hear. Every seeker of truth should read this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Cordon on December 14, 2006
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Aside from the matter of salvation read this because..

Jesus prayed for the church not to divid, yet we divided. The topic of baptism is one of the strongest dividing lines amongst those who profess Christianity. If the church is ever going to be united as a whole body working in unison its going to take people willing to study subjects like baptism and sit down and debate until there is an accord.

Despite what you may have been taught about baptism, despite whether or not your loved one died with out baptism, despite what all your church and friends believe about baptism, there is a black and white truth to baptism. The Bible is very clear on the subject, yet there is division.

The truth is its a matter of life and death. And after reading this book, it walks you through the logic, the facts, the history and the word itself and at the end you will see baptism the way it clearly is painted in the word. Its not needed to be read, but it takes the subject as a whole from the the Bible and puts all the peices together in one writting. So read this if not for yourself, but to help others and unify the those who profess christ.

I believe its essential. Any argument against youve heard will not stand up to truth. go to bebaptized. org and if that ignites you, read this book too.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By David on March 26, 2002
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This book explores each of the passages in the New Testament in which the meaning of baptism is discussed. After presenting the text, the author gives various interpretations used by different groups to support their views. In doing so, he rules out the poorer interpretations (those that are logically inconsistent, require lengthy explanation to make them "fit" an argument, or that are inconsistent with other Scripture). While the end result may not match the most widely held modern positions, popularity doesn't make any viewpoint right. The conclusion made in the book is the most consistent, logical, textually correct and natural understanding of the verses. This presentation of the Scriptures should be read by all Christians as a basis for understanding God's plan for making disciples.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 1998
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Using clear New Testament text and theology, Cottrell reveals the true importance of baptism in the Christian experience. His exegesis makes it clear that baptism is much more than just a "badge" of Christianity, but is clearly a necessary step toward salvation. Readable and easily understood.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ADisciplinedLearner on November 28, 2010
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During my 57-year lifetime, I have read dozens and dozens of books on the subject of baptism. This is the BEST BOOK I have ever read on this subject! It basically teaches that baptism is the time when a believer in Christ becomes a New Covenant Christian. It demonstrates this truth from the New Covenant Scriptures and shows it to be part-and-parcel of the faith once delivered unto the saints.

Before I read this book, I was a Baptist pastor for over 25 years. As a Baptist pastor, I passionately preached and profusely wrote against the doctrine of baptismal remission, denouncing and dismissing it as a schismatic "Campbellite" teaching. Carefully reading this book helped me to see the New Covenant baptismal passages in a brand new light. Today, I am totally convinced that baptism is the occasion when a believer in Christ becomes a New Covenant Christian. I am sure this is what the first New Covenant Christians believed and taught.
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