Chapter I.--Introduction. Origin of the Treatise.
Chapter II.--The Very Simplicity of God's Means of Working, a Stumbling-Block to the Carnal Mind.
Chapter III.--Water Chosen as a Vehicle of Divine Operation and Wherefore Its Prominence First of All in Creation.
Chapter IV.--The Primeval Hovering of the Spirit of God Over the Waters Typical of Baptism. The Universal Element of Water Thus Made a Channel of Sanctification. Resemblance Between the Outward Sign and the Inward Grace.
Chapter V.--Use Made of Water by the Heathen Type of the Angel at the Pool of Bethsaida.
Chapter VI.--The Angel the Forerunner of the Holy Spirit Meaning Contained in the Baptismal Formula.
Chapter VII.--Of the Unction.
Chapter VIII.--Of the Imposition of Hands. Types of the Deluge and the Dove.
Chapter IX.--Types of the Red Sea, and the Water from the Rock.
Chapter X.--Of John's Baptism.
Chapter XI.--Answer to the Objection that "The Lord Did Not Baptize."
Chapter XII.--Of the Necessity of Baptism to Salvation.
Chapter XIII.--Another Objection: Abraham Pleased God Without Being Baptized Answer Thereto. Old Things Must Give Place to New, and Baptism is Now a Law.
Chapter XIV.--Of Paul's Assertion, that He Had Not Been Sent to Baptize.
Chapter XV.--Unity of Baptism. Remarks on Heretical And Jewish Baptism.
Chapter XVI.--Of the Second Baptism--With Blood.
Chapter XVII.--Of the Power of Conferring Baptism.
Chapter XVIII.--Of the Persons to Whom, and the Time When, Baptism is to Be Administered.
Chapter XIX.--Of the Times Most Suitable for Baptism.
Chapter XX.--Of Preparation For, and Conduct After, the Reception of Baptism.