While one component of baptism is an individual's profession of faith, there are other vital elements at work. Rather than being an individualistic religious experience, baptism is supposed to be a communal act that includes God, the baptized person, and a local congregation.
Earlier this week, the SBC released their Annual Church Profile, which gives a summary of the convention's membership totals. The alarm bells are sounding across the convention because membership has declined for the seventh straight year. While this number is getting the bulk of the attention, I believe a different category sheds light on the … Continue reading The Decline of the SBC