Noah’s Flood and the Red Sea Crossing: two types of baptisms
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.
In my conversations with Baptists and other credobaptists (believers’ only baptizers), they always argue based on some really bad presuppositions.
In Mark 7:2-5, the Pharisees are said to practice ceremonial washing of the hands before eating, and “many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing (baptismos) of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.” Immersing dining couches?
So until almost midnight, he, another couple and I had a long “White Horse Inn” discussion. Guess what consumed most of our discussion? Infant baptism.