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“Infant Baptism: How My Mind Has Changed” by Dr. Dennis Johnson

October 2, 2015
“Infant Baptism: How My Mind Has Changed” by Dr. Dennis Johnson

So if "believer baptizers" are right--if people who have received infant baptism have not received biblical baptism at all--then there have been hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Christian believers who have never obeyed the Lord's command to be baptized in his Name, believers such as Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, J. Gresham Machen, J. I. Packer, John Stott, R. C. Sproul, etc.

10 Most Common Nonsense AGAINST Reformed Infant Baptism

September 30, 2015
10 Most Common Nonsense AGAINST Reformed Infant Baptism

In my conversations with Baptists and other credobaptists (believers' only baptizers), they always argue based on some really bad presuppositions.

I hope your infants and little children are baptized into the covenant of grace

November 6, 2013
I hope your infants and little children are baptized into the covenant of grace

J. C. Ryle writes that if Jesus wasn't circumcised on the eighth day, he would be "regarded by all Jews as nothing better than an uncircumcised Gentile and an apostate from the faith of the fathers."

8 Things I Learned from God Seeking to Kill Moses in Exodus 4

August 2, 2013
8 Things I Learned from God Seeking to Kill Moses in Exodus 4

Why is this "excursus" inserted in the story of the appointment of Moses as the leader of God's covenant people? Is there anything to learn from this incident?

What Did Conversion to Christianity Mean to First-Century Jews Who Had Children?

March 9, 2013
What Did Conversion to Christianity Mean to First-Century Jews Who Had Children?

The promise of forgiveness and renewal by the Spirit is spoken specifically to the children of Peter's listeners. But the point is: In expanding his community of grace to the Gentiles, God will not expel the children.

A Tearful Pilgrimage

November 30, 2012
A Tearful Pilgrimage

"Somehow these reformed theologians managed to maintain their paedobaptist conviction. What was I missing? How could one who saw no express command to baptize infants still baptize infants? This was the rub."

Summary Points on Christian Baptism

May 17, 2012
Summary Points on Christian Baptism

Baptism is not a Christian's public profession of his own decision to believe in Christ (a truly Arminian idea), but the sign and seal of Christ's own work of washing of a sinner to save him.

“Abraham the Father of All Who Believe”

May 15, 2012
“Abraham the Father of All Who Believe”

To thousands of new Jewish converts to Christianity, this was the meaning of believers-only baptism: as soon as they believed in Christ, their children, formerly members of God's own treasured people, now have become unclean, detestable pagans, cut off from God's covenant promises. And not one of them dared question the apostles; they just sheepishly accepted this horrific fact.

Donatist, Anabaptist, and Presbyterian Confusion

March 23, 2007

For a printer-friendly version (PDF) of this article, click here. Infant Baptism Among Evangelicals In the classes I’m teaching at a Presbyterian school, the discussions frequently turn to the question of infant baptism. The questions and comments are interesting, to say the least, and sometimes shocking. One pastor described how his church baptizes an adult […]

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