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

Turretin: Infant Baptism Proved by Circumcision

Turretin’s third argument for infant baptism is by circumcision. He considers the similarities of circumcision and baptism and uses them as a support to the argument that baptism should be administered to children as circumcision was. The two sacraments are the same in their essence and purpose therefore the administration of both should also be … Continue reading Turretin: Infant Baptism Proved by Circumcision

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

Another Reason We Baptize Infants

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