All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Maring explores hallmarks of Baptist identity, biblical roots of Baptist doctrine, qualifications and responsibilities of church membership, and fresh perspectives on baptism and the theology of the Lord's Supper.
This new edition blends principles of its highly regarded predecessor with dynamic ideas for ministry in the twenty-first century.