As stated in the introduction, “The main problem underlying the modern confusion on baptism is not paucity of Biblical material, but rather an a priori commitment to certain theological presuppositions.”

Scripture is far from silent on this subject. This book brings a clarity of understanding by exploration of the meaning of the original words, the historical background of the texts as well as the many comparative references to be found in other parts of the Bible.

In this easy-to-understand study, Cottrell explores the 12 principle texts on the subject of baptism in the New Testament. Each citation is given a chapter with one receiving two chapters. The references under consideration are as follows:

  • Matthew 28:19-20
  • Mark 16:15-16
  • John 3:3-5
  • Acts 2:38-39 (two chapters of coverage)
  • Acts 22:16
  • Romans 6:3-4
  • 1 Corinthians 12:13
  • Galatians 3:26-27
  • Ephesians 5:25-27
  • Colossians 2:11-13
  • Titus 3:5
  • 1 Peter 3:21

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Original Publisher

College Press

Portuguese Title

Batismo: Um Estudo Bíblico

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978-1-953968-06-7 (pt-PT), 978-1-952942-00-6 (pt-BR)

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