Chapter Twenty-Seven Questions

Baptism

  1. Did you read the entire chapter?
  2. If you were to interview a baptismal candidate, what would you be assessing? What are some questions you would ask?
  3. What could they say which would persuade you to affirm their decision to be baptized? What could they say which would dissuade you from affirming their decision to be baptized?
  4. Your counselee was a Roman Catholic but now is a Protestant. She is asking you about believer’s baptism. How would you walk her through your view? What would you tell her? How would you want her to respond to your view?
  5. A kid was baptized at seven-years-old. He is now thirty-two years old. He recently had a significant event with God and now believes he was born again and was not saved as a child. He wants to be baptized. What would you tell him? What are your concerns?
  6. A dad wants to baptize his son. He’s not a pastor, but a layperson. What would you tell him? Answer the same question for a mother who wants to baptize her son.
  7. What are some situations where you could not immerse a person? What would you do? How would you explain this to the congregation?