One discrepancy that I began to see before I became a Baptist: I was apparently included in the Christian church (family) by baptism, but not entitled to the family meal, despite the OT evidence of family participation. And this on the basis of one NT text!
This quote by Guy Waters underscores the point: “The fact that the Supper is a family meal reinforces a distinction between the church and those who are not part of the church.” So, was I part of the church as a baptized infant or not? Was I part of the family or not?
This places children in a confusing place—belonging but not really belonging. And what I began to see is that if Jesus only invites disciples to the Lord’s Supper, the same must also be true of baptism.
And this is corroborated by the NT evidence, that NT baptism is the baptism of disciples alone. There was no longer a discrepancy between sacramental practice, but cohesion.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Mark Hogan

Mark Hogan Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!