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A Beautiful Picture

Ignorant, proud, indifferent and defiant - John MacArthur

Baptism - A Burial - Sermon by C. H. Spurgeon


A Beautiful Picture

A beautiful picture of being "buried with Christ by baptism into death" and "raised with Him to walk in newness of life."

- from the book Spurgeon, by Arnold Dallimore



Ignorant, proud, indifferent, defiant, or not converted

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." - Mt 28:19

In spite of this command, in spite of this mandate, in spite of New Testament clarity, there is still widespread non-compliance. And at the same time, a rather strange paradox in that you have a very large population of baptized unregenerate people. So if there’s anything that needs some clarity, I think it’s this. I would venture to say that a person who claims to be a Christian and has a disregard for baptism, has not been baptized, would have to fall into one of several categories. Number one, they are ignorant, that is they have not been taught or they’ve been wrongly taught. Secondly, they are proud, that is not willing to be humbly obedient to what is clearly a biblical mandate. Thirdly, they are indifferent, not considering obedience a priority. Fourth, they are defiant, just unwilling to obey. Or fifth, they’re not converted at all and therefore they have no desire to publicly demonstrate the significance of baptism in behalf of the honor of Christ. 

John MacArthur, The Case for Believer's Baptism


"I am the light of the world" John 8:12