Introduction: How things began      The discussions recorded here are not fictive but have actually occurred. They did not take place in a pastor’s vestry or a private home or in the usual, traditional places where friends meet, but in internet chat-groups. To make matters easier, I shall reduce the forty-odd people who have debated on the subject of baptism with me over the past eight or nine years to eight. Tyler, Jim, Dan and Howard, represent the traditional and, I believe, Scriptural side concerning the baptism of believers and the children in their charge. Ralf, Detlef, Nigel and Jean represent those who feel that Scriptureteaches baptism as a post-conversion duty leading to an entrance into a local church. The discussion… Full Article

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