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
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.
During the Reformation, among many discussion was the essence and efficacy of the sacraments. Calvin's polemics against this would focus on the necessity of repeated infusion of grace - ex opere operato - in all sacraments. Calvin writing against confirmation: Have not we then been buried in baptism with Christ, made partakers in his death, that we … Continue reading The Council of Miletus, Baptism, and Confirmation
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”
Order of Baptism First note, that forasmuch as it is not permitted by God's word, that women should preach or minister the sacraments; and it is evident that the sacraments are not ordained of God to be used in private corners as charms or sorceries, but left to the congregation, and necessarily annexed to God's … Continue reading Calvin’s Baptismal Service from Genevan Book of Order