Donald L. Norbie


Baptism: The Church's Troubled Water

Pages: 40
Size: 4.25" x 7"
Format: Softcover

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It is amazing how what was intended to be a simple command of Jesus has been misinterpreted and misused. Although a few groups deny the necessity of baptism for Christians today, most churches practice the rite. However, when one enters various Christian churches he finds tremendous diversity as to the time a person should be baptized, the rite itself, and its significance.

Donald L. Norbie, a Bible teacher and author, lives in Colorado. While attending high school in Tucson,Arizona, he was led to Christ by T. B. Gilbert in 1938 and began to fellowship with the Bible Chapel there.


After spending several years in the Navy during World War II, Donald returned to college. Since 1949 (when he received a Master of Arts degree from Wheaton College), he and his wife Marie have been active in Bible teaching and evangelism.

Of special interest to Donald is the New Testament church. Books that Donald has written include Acts: The Pattern Church,1 Timothy: Timeless Truths, 2 Timothy and Titus, New Testament Church Organization, The Early Church, Divorce and the Bible, Baptism: The Church's Troubled Water, The Lord’s Supper: The Church's Love Feast, He Loved to Plant: A Biography of T. B. Gilbert, and Danny, A Life Cut Short.


Chapter 1 – Why the Confusion?
Chapter 2 – Word Studies
Chapter 3 – Various Usages in the New Testament
Chapter 4 – The Mode
Chapter 5 – The Candidates
Chapter 6 – The Spiritual Significance
Chapter 7 – The History of Baptism
Chapter 8 – Current Misconceptions
Chapter 9 – Conclusion