One of the things that hits me every time I read faithful Baptists of the past is the simplicity with which they saw and communicated the Scriptures. Leaning not to their own understanding, they were less prepared to enter the realm of Christian philosophy and much more apt to simply read and restate the truth of God’s word. This is what we find in John Gill’s work that we are currently reading. The question is simple, where in Scripture is the gospel ordinance of Baptism instituted? The NT! Where then are we to find the answers to it’s application ? The NT! No need to interpret the ordinances through the lens of the OT rites and rituals. A wise pastor once told me, “Interpret the difficult passages of Scripture by looking to the plain passages of Scripture.” Wise words indeed. Thoughts?