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Who Said That?

"The principle in water baptism (whatever mode is used) is to show leaving the old life and entering the new.  Is there any way the principle can be followed without using the pattern of actual baptism?  Almost all would say no.  But why not erect a little closet on the church platform, have the candidate enter it in old clothes, change his clothes inside the closet, and then emerge in new clothes?  Would that not illustrate the same truth as baptism does?  Is it not a scriptural illustration (Col. 3:9-12)?"

You know the drill.  Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please, no google searches or cheating.  Answer to follow with the next "who said that?" post.

Reader Comments (6)

I read that somewhere awhile ago, but now I can't remember who said it. I'm thinking it was Ryrie, but I'm not certain.
January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris H.
It was Ryrie.
January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Seal
Oh, who was that? Didn't John Fesko refer to him in the talk from a couple weeks ago? I'd guess a credobaptist, based on Fesko's observation that such tend not to see the roots of baptism in the Old Testament.

Possibly related: Issues Etc. discussed American revivalism and Charles Finney something this past month. Per them, Finney viewed baptism as the first "new measure", invented by Peter at Pentecost.
January 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
James MacDonald. James MacDonald views the Gospel as an ordinance, just as he does baptism. In his teaching baptism is something that you do for God, rather than what God has done for us.

Lee n. field - I heard that Issues, Etc. show that you referred to on American revivalism. It is very good. I sent it to some of my friends.
January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Charles G. Finney
January 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger
I'm so sad that I had to read this in college theology...Ugh.
February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarter

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