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Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God."
- Matthew 22:29

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
Gen 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light
Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body."
Malachi 1:11
My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
John 20:23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 2:14
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Luke 20:38
For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.
Rev 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 Cor 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
1 Timothy 3:15
but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Infant Baptism Debate Seeks Baptists

Herb Kraker of Dialogos Studies is in need of Baptists, or at least Baptists learned enough to discuss the covenental aspects of baptism as it relates or doesn't relate to infants:

At first glance the New Testament would appear to teach believer's baptism. The "believe and be baptized" passages seem quite clear. However, closer examination of the Scriptures open up the possibility that baptism could well be the sign of the Abrahamic covenant. Currently, that is the direction the evidence in the examination is pointing.

Is infant baptism in fact the Scriptural form? Is this correct?

More input is needed from Baptists to further test this material to see if it can stand the test.

As Always be charitable when visiting others. Refrain from going in with bible guns blazing and shooting from the hip. This is a serious debate, so please download the papers and provide a well reasoned response.

Related Posts:
Rebaptism: Is A Need for Rebaptism Biblical?
Baptism by Immersion Only
Baptism by Immersion - Clothed or Unclothed?

Source: Infant Baptism - Current Status of the Debate

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Blogger Joshua Barnes said...

I've found this to be an interesting topic and one I'm interested in. What I've found is that my roots in this discussion are largely traditional and don't come from a fullness of the scriptures. But I'm working on that.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where does it say that babies should be baptized in the New Testament?

2:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The quote in italics above is from Herb Kraker, so I suggest you pose your question to him.

As for myself, I'm a main stream Christian and consent to the constant teaching of the universal Church established by Christ that infants (babies) are to be baptized. Between Paul's exhortation that baptism is the new circumcision (8 days after birth) and Christ's exhortation not to prevent children from coming to him, I find sufficient scriptural support for the long standing teaching and practice of most Christians.

You may prefer to follow the unbiblical tradition of man that everything you believe must be based in the New Testament. That's your choice. Enjoy Mere Christianity and your time in the small hallway of Christianity.

God bless...

12:51 PM  

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