Washing of the Saints' Feet by Matthew Pinson

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    I have put a book review of The Washing of the Saints' Feet by J. Matthew Pinson on my blog. Has anyone read this book? I would recommend it. Maybe some of you would be interested in discussing this book?

    http://baptistsearch.blogspot.com/2006/11/washing-of-saints-feet-book-review.html

    "J. Matthew Pinson is well-qualified to write a book on washing the saints' feet. He was raised in a "feet washing church" in a "feet washing denomination" (Free Will Baptist) and is the president of a "feet washing college" (Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, TN). His presentation proves he is not merely repeating what he was brought up on, but is passionate about and learned on the subject."
     
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    "Those willing to think about the issue will find Matt Pinson's book thought-provoking. Those not willing to think probably should just read the comics! If you believe in feet washing as a rite you may not agree with all he says, but you will find your position strengthened; if you do not believe in feet washing as a rite, you will come away having been challenged to support your own belief (and might even find some lesson with which you agree!). All will learn something."
     
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    "Pinson challenges the prevailing notions of many Baptists -- not just the majority who hold only two ordinances, but also the Free Will Baptists who hold three. Many folks never question why two or why three. Pinson compels the reader to consider '...any attempt to limit the number of ordinances by criteria other than being ordained by God in the New Testament is not a biblical endeavor.' He very effectively exposes the circular reasoning of accepting certain rites as ordinances and then defining ordinances in such a way as to exclude any other rites as ordinances."
     

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