A Wesleyan Theology Of Baptism

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Arguing from tradition, apostolic practice, and a theology of covenant, John Wesley insisted on infant baptism as the ordinary means of salvation consisting of both outer sacrament and inner regeneration. To adults, however, he also preached the possibility of a conscious conversion, an experience of inward regeneration that may not necessarily be tied to the sacrament. Wesley's understanding of baptism not only formed the basis for the Methodist movement, but also contributed to a variety...


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