Returning from Baptism

This engraving was by the well-known French Protestant artist Abraham Bosse (1604-1676). This engraving is interesting because it gives a view into the practice of baptism in Geneva during the Reformation. It was common practice, among both Catholics and Protestants, for mothers not to attend the baptism of their children since they were recovering from … Continue reading Returning from Baptism

The Cost of Discipleship

Luke 9:23   And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. This text follows two important events. The confession of Peter, where he confesses that Jesus was the Christ of God. And secondly, Jesus foretells his rejection, death and resurrection. … Continue reading The Cost of Discipleship

Turretin: Infant Baptism Proved Because Infants Belong to the Kingdom of Heaven

Turretin’s fourth argument for infant baptism is from Matthew 19:13 where the attempt is made to hand a child to Jesus ignorer for him to lay his hands on them and pray for them. Matt. 19:13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked … Continue reading Turretin: Infant Baptism Proved Because Infants Belong to the Kingdom of Heaven

Infant Baptism Argued From The Covenant

Turretin’s 1st proof for infant baptism was an appeal to the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20. Matt. 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. … Continue reading Infant Baptism Argued From The Covenant

Turretin: Infants of Believers Should be Baptized

Francis Turretin (1623-1687) wrote one of the most influential works in Reformed theology. His works were influential and used as text books till the time of Hodge. Turretin is a special jewel that was largely forgotten in Reformed circles. In volume 3 of his three volume work he discusses infant baptism. The question he starts … Continue reading Turretin: Infants of Believers Should be Baptized

Liam Goligher – How I Changed My Mind About Infant Baptism

Liam Goligher writing for Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia, PA gives an account here describing the journey that led him to changing his mind from being a baptist to paedobaptist. Raised in a Baptist church he was baptized at 15 then became a pastor of his own church at the age of 22. His journey took time because of … Continue reading Liam Goligher – How I Changed My Mind About Infant Baptism

God Speaks in Baptism

This past week I spent some time with friends and family at a local campsite. It was relaxing after a week at ETS. I began talking with a friend about the ministry. He’s a baptist and is very involved in his church. He’s a faithful lover of the Gospel and intentional about discipling his children … Continue reading God Speaks in Baptism