Hard to Interpret: 1 Corinthians 15:29

One of the most difficult passages for many New Testament commentators is First Corinthians 15:29: “Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?” (ESV). There is much debate and confusion around this passage. Some have … Continue reading Hard to Interpret: 1 Corinthians 15:29

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Ravenna and Immersion

When did sprinkling become an acceptable mode of baptism, and what role did the council of Ravenna play in this shift? Though the topic has continually been controversial, baptism is clearly linked to the forgiveness of sins and the joining of Christ’s covenant in the New Testament (Acts 2:38; 22:16; Rom. 6:3-7;1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. … Continue reading Ravenna and Immersion