Things that divide christians act as a poor witness to the world on such major schism is that of baptism however if we cant agree the next best witness to the world is the manner of how we disagree the two views explored here paedo or infant baptism and adult or believers baptism are often so entrenched that discussions can be based around prejudice rather than understanding. The water that divides two views on baptism explored by phypers david bridge donald and a great selection of similar used new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. To add water baptism to this baptism by the spirit would make two baptisms something that would run contrary to paul s words in ephesians 45 with this spirit baptism we are complete in him col 210 completely circumcised with a spiritual. Many interpreters view paul as referring to spirit baptism but whether the reference is spirit baptism or water baptism paul is using the concept of immersion as a symbol for the christians initial conversion experience. Early christians consistent view of baptism most of the time i have used the new american standard nas version of the bible as its word for word quality is generally in the second edition of born of water i have included a new appendix on the greek text of matthew 2818 20 by john engler wwwbarnabasministrycom enhanced and
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