>An Humble Offering.
As a contributor to CRM that holds to a covenantal view of baptism, I’ve been asked to point our readership to a series I’m currently writing on the subject. I’m almost finished, but have a few points left to make. There has been a bit of discussion on Jer 31/Heb 8 in the comments, as you might expect. You can read along here.
Additionally, our own Jared Nelson has also written from time to time on the subject in what I believe to be a most winsome and convincing manner. You can read those posts (a bit more eclectic and less intentional in their organization) here.
I must admit to posting this here with some trepidation. I know we have contributors and regular readers here that do not share this view despite giving a great deal of careful thought to the subject. I don’t doubt your arguments are weighty and will require my utmost in order to respond to them. I’m not looking for a fight, but invite your input if you decide to join us. This should be a wonderful opportunity for iron to sharpen iron. I know the discussion seems like it has been done to death, and yet in my ministry I am encountering more and more lay people wrestling with the question (and pastors as well!). I suspect this has something to do with the resurgence of reformed theology. As more are coming into the reformed fold from the credobaptist traditions, they are more hesitant to embrace this doctrine than the others that they have come to love in our reformed tradition. It’s a healthy exercise and I’m encouraged to find people engaged in it.
If you do share the covenantal view, please come help me defend myself! :^)