From the article: It sounds like the beginning of a joke or a support group introduction, but it’s true: some of my best friends are Baptists. I speak at conferences with and to Baptists. I read books by Baptists (both the dead and the living). I love the Baptist brothers I know–near and far–who preach … Continue reading A Paedobaptist Defense by Kevin DeYoung
Many credo-baptists (CB) are familiar with the standard route of argument of the paedo-baptist (PB). Gen 17 to the relationship between baptism and circumcision in Colossians 2:11-12 then bam you’re in paedo-baptism land. Children receive the covenant sign because they are still in the covenant according to the PBs. The question then becomes however for … Continue reading Another Reason We Baptize Infants
This is to serve as a brief overview providing biblical support for why God has said to initiate our children into the covenant with baptism. Starting with Galatians 3: Gal 3:29 “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.” Believers are considered children of Abraham because we have faith in … Continue reading Why do we baptize our children? Give biblical support.
An article out of Baptist Press entitled "Scripture dislodged prof from infant baptism" was posted discussing how Professor John Yeo left his denomination (PCA) over the issue of paedo-baptism. In the article Professor Yeo recounts the text that helped convince him that in the New Testament baptism was for believers. The text? But this is the covenant that … Continue reading “Scripture dislodged prof from infant baptism”
My Retraction: A 15-year Baptist turns Paedobaptist and Becomes Reformed. A little bit about my journey in understanding how Covenant Theology is the overwhelming thesis of God's Redemptive plan, and how God sanctified me further. A Baptist turns to be a theologian of Covenant Theology. How could such a thing happen? My Retraction: A 15 … Continue reading My Retraction: A 15-year Baptist turns Paedobaptist and Becomes Reformed
Dennis E. Johnson, Ph.D. Professor of Practical Theology Westminster Seminary California Original Location In 1994 one of our daughters, while away from home attending college, asked me to explain the rationale I saw in God's Word for baptizing the infant children of believers. Since I was a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church when she … Continue reading INFANT BAPTISM: HOW MY MIND HAS CHANGED – Dennis E. Johnson, Ph. D.