Overview of these “Baptism Resources”…
There are a number of aims of these “RBC Baptism Resources”. First, to consider what the Bible teaches about baptism. Second, to consider what RBC has taught and communicated about baptism in the past. And, third, to consider what Christians have taught about baptism throughout history. It is our prayer that these resources might be helpful for building one another up in Christ, equipping the believers for the work of the ministry issuing to the glory of God alone. The aim is not to lose the forest for the trees, so please see this link to see a summary of how we pursue to obey how the Bible would have a local church make disciples baptizing.
Readings from History – 17th Century English Baptists on the Relationship Between Baptism & Church Membership
Above is a link to a brief recording of our senior pastor reading a an excerpt from the English Reformed Baptist pastor Benjamin Keach from his work Tropologia, A Key to Open Scripture Metaphors, Book 4 (London: William Hill Collingridge, City Press, 1855), 846-9. In this, he is teaching on the Scripture metaphor from 1 Corinthians 3:10, “According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it” along with it’s parallel and inferences.
You can download a pdf of the text at the link to read as you follow along as well.