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One Baptism:

The Power of Water and the Spirit

by Patricia Gauthier



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781664261938
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781664261945
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781664261921

About the Book

Paul, a highly educated, first-century Jewish rabbi teaches, “There is one baptism.” What does he mean by these words? Why was John the Baptist, a Jewish prophet of the inter-Testament period, baptizing people before Jesus had even a single follower-before the word “Christian” came into existence? Who is Elijah and will he return? “Is baptism only a Christian water ritual? Why be baptized? Who should be baptized? Should Christians be rebaptized? Are baptism and salvation connected? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in baptism?

These and other questions invite readers to explore the meaning, significance and power of baptism for their own lives.This book presents Jesus’ view of baptism through the lens of his own Jewish understanding, challenging traditional views of baptism on many fronts. It traces the development of baptismal theology through both Testaments to the present, examining the ways theology has muddled the meaning of baptism and the Trinity. One Baptism: The Power of Water and the Spirit, refreshes the soul, ignites the spirit, and offers the church a powerful path to unity through a biblical renewal of the meaning and practice of baptism.

About the Author

Patricia Gauthier is a retired teacher. She has served the church in teaching, church leadership, church planting and speaking. She holds an MA from Wesleyan University and a MTS from Regent University, School of Divinity. She has published a thesis with Proquest LLC. One Baptism: The Power of Water and the Spirit is her first book written for a wider readership.