This article is on the topic of infant baptism. The author discusses the history of the Abrahamic covenant which had the sign of circumcision. With the coming of Christ, this sign of circumcision was replaced by baptism. Infants of believing parents are part of this covenant, and should therefore receive the sign of baptism.
This article discusses whether immersion into water is necessary for baptism, as is maintained by the Baptist church. The author provides a brief summary of baptisms in the Old and New Testament, and discusses some of the concerns Baptists may have regarding the sprinkling of water instead of immersion into the water.
Most discussions on infant and adult baptism focus on the role of faith. This article looks at this discussion from another angle, addressing the question: when is the grace that is symbolized in baptism given to the individual? The author shows that adult baptism sees it to be given in the past, whereas infant baptism is a promissory seal of grace to come.
This article is about the covenant God made with Abraham in Genesis 17. The author discusses the symbolism of circumcision as the sign of the covenant; namely, it showed that an individual was part of God's people and belonged to God, and was a symbol of the removal of sin. In this article, this understanding of the covenant and the symbolism of circumcision is applied to paedobaptism.
Understanding the place of children in the Old Testament covenant as well as the continuity of the covenant is essential to embracing the biblical teaching on infant baptism. This article highlights this truth.
Baptism is rooted in God's promise in the covenant. This article shows the relationship between circumcision and baptism, the relationship between the symbol and the reality of the thing signified, and the relationship between faith and baptism.
Does the New Testament commands us to baptize children? This article shows that this is a wrong question to ask.
The author attempts to answer the question of the title of this article by dealing with the basis of baptism, and specifically infant baptism, as understood from the Presbyterian view. The main points of the arguments include baptism as established by the Lord Jesus, and its relation to the covenant of circumcision in the Old Testament.
This article offers an explanation of infant baptism.
How should we understand the word baptism? This article looks at the meaning of the word baptism in the New Testament by tracing its history from the Old Testament, Jewish history, to the New Testament.
This article looks at infant baptism. What does it symbolize, and what is the implication of baptizing children in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
This article speaks to the bodily character the sacrament of baptism. In doing so it addresses the phraseology of some, that baptism is our act of obedience or the expression of our faith. It reiterates how baptism addresses itself to the objectivity (not subjectivity) of our body, and it uses Romans 6 to do so, showing that the primary NT paradigms of baptism—death and resurrection—present the objectivity of the body, and are prospective, rather than retrospective.
How does baptism relate to regeneration? To answer this question this article draws from the Greek Patristic sources, Reformed confessions on the meaning of baptism, and the reference to Ezekiel 36:25-27 in John 3:5 and its implications for understanding baptism. The article also looks at the relationship between baptism and regeneration, and the place of infant baptism and its meaning.
How does baptism relate to regeneration? To answer this question this article shows that "sacramental realism" was a basic part of the Old Testament ceremonial system. Then it shows how the New Testament discusses baptism with terms and ideas from the Levitical ceremonies. Finally, it gives thought to baptism and union with Christ.
This article shows that infant baptism is rooted in God's sovereign grace.
This article looks at the arguments for infant baptism in the Bible. The author discusses circumcision as covenant sign, circumcision and the new covenant, circumcision and the judgment from God, circumcision and Jesus Christ, the baptism of John the Baptist, baptism and the judgment from God, baptism as a water ordeal.