Going Public: Why Baptism Is Required for Church Membership

Going Public: Why Baptism Is Required for Church Membership

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Bobby Jamieson talks about his book Going Public

To answer the question of whether baptism is required for church membership, Going Public seeks to rebuild ecclesiological foundations, digging deep into the Bible’s teaching on baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and church membership. Bobby Jamieson describes how baptism and the Lord’s Supper transform a scattered group of Christians into a gathered local church. It traces the trajectory of a church’s birth, how gospel people form a gospel polity.


“Ever wondered how baptism works? The book you hold in your hand answers that question. The book is full of cogent exegesis, simple summaries, and excellent illustrations. Invest in reading this book so that you (and others you help) can better follow Christ.”

Mark Dever, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; president, 9Marks

“Jamieson has written a historically informed, biblically faithful, and theologically rich account of the doctrines of baptism and church membership.”

Albert Mohler, president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“This book will challenge and sharpen your understanding of baptism. If you take baptism and its relationship to church membership and the Lord’s Supper seriously, you must read this book.”

Thomas White, president and professor of systematic theology, Cedarville University

Table of Contents

Part 1: Getting Our Bearings

  1. Setting the Stage
              2. Clearing Ground

Part 2: Building a Case

  1. Where Faith Goes Public: (Most of) a Theology of Baptism
              4. The Initiating Oath-Sign of the New Covenant
              5. The Passport of the Kingdom
              6. One Bread, One Body: The Lord’s Supper and the Local Church
              7. Badges of Belonging: Church Membership and Its Effective Signs

Part 3: The Cas Stated, Defended, Applied

  1. Why Baptism Is Required for Church Membership: A Summary
              9. Answering Objections
              10. Turning the Tables
              11. Practicing Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and Church Membership

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