Should Baptists Re-Baptize for Church Membership and Communion? John Bunyan said, “No”

The famous writer of The Pilgrim’s Progress, urged that communion should be open in “Baptists” churches to those baptized in infancy, without re-baptism. Read this short, selected/edited work,

Baptism and Church Communion (html) by John Bunyan, edited by Gregg Strawbridge

Bunyan said, “I own water baptism to be God’s ordinance, but I make no idol of it.”

This selection of John Bunyan’s work was originally taken from a book entitled, A Confession of My Faith, and a Reason of My Practice: Or, With Who, and Who Not, I Can Hold Church Fellowship, or the Communion of Saints. Shewing by diverse arguments, that though I dare not communicate with the openly profane, yet I can with those visible saints that differ about water baptism. Wherein is also discoursed whether that be the entering ordinance into fellowship, or no.

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Gregg Strawbridge

Rev. Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D. is the pastor of All Saints Church in the Lancaster, PA area.

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