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Household Baptisms by Pouring and Immersion (you may be in for a surprise)

September 10, 2018
Household Baptisms by Pouring and Immersion (you may be in for a surprise)

Noah's Flood and the Red Sea Crossing: two types of baptisms

“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.

Why Believers’ Children Baptism?

April 25, 2014
Why Believers’ Children Baptism?

The examples given in Acts suggest that household baptism was a common practice, and so there must have been thousands of household baptisms. Are we to suppose that there were no young children in any of them?

Jeremiah 31: Contra Infant Baptism in the New Covenant?

January 28, 2014
Jeremiah 31: Contra Infant Baptism in the New Covenant?

Over-realized eschatology has no place in the argument against infant baptism using the new covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-34.

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?

“Infant Baptism in Early Church History”

April 9, 2013
“Infant Baptism in Early Church History”

Not until the 1520s did the Christian Church experience opposition specifically to infant Baptism. Under the influence of Thomas Muenzer and other fanatics who opposed both civil and religious authority, original sin and human concupiscence was denied until the "age of accountability."

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.

Disorderly Practices

February 8, 2013
Disorderly Practices

What would you do if you were in their shoes? (Notice, it's not, "What would Jesus do?")

A Dysfunctional “Lutheran” Pastor

January 26, 2013
A Dysfunctional “Lutheran” Pastor

"It is so full of misunderstandings and theological bloopers that one does not know where to begin ... I don’t, however, expect a Lutheran pastor to reject this teaching or to misunderstand it in such a spectacular way. In what sense, I wonder, can he still consider himself a Lutheran?" ~ Gene Veith, on Dan Denzell's un-Lutheran views

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."

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