Lessons After Baptism

“What happens when the king is converted and submits to baptism? What’s next in the Commission? We teach him obedience to every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. We teach obedience to all things that Christ commanded. When we lead a stable hand to Christ, we baptize him and then teach him obedience. Among other things, we teach him not to lean on his shovel so much (Eph. 6:6). If he is a magistrate, his lessons after baptism should include how to establish a throne in righteousness (Prov. 16:12), how to banish scamps and rascals from the court (Prov. 25:5), and how to stop debasing the currency (Is. 1:22). So my first point is that kings are people, too” (Empires of Dirt, pp. 96-97).