Infant Baptism: Is It Scriptural?
The Signs of the Covenant
The Covenant with Abraham
Studies in the Life of Christ: Christ Circumcised and Presented to the Lord
Jesus Christ was circumcised and presented to the Lord as we read in Luke 2:21. This article considers whether this circumcision was necessary.
John 7:22-23 – Circumcision and Perfection: A Johannine Equation
In John 7:22-23 Jesus defends himself against accusations because of his healing of a paralytic on the Sabbath. In this essay the author traces the logic of Jesus' actions. The need to be perfect and the urgency of the circumcision on the Sabbath are explored.
The Circumcision of Christ
The death of Christ is not the only circumcision our Lord Jesus underwent. He was also circumcised on the eighth day like the Lord commanded Abraham in the Old Testament. This article looks at the meaning of circumcision, and how Christ underwent the circumcision as a representative of his people.
Should Christians Baptize Their Children?
Should children of believers be baptized? This article looks at God's promise in the covenant. It explains the relationship between circumcision and baptism, then it shows that infant baptism is biblical. Some objections to paedobaptism are addressed.
The Birth of Israel
The article discusses the nature of God's covenant with His people from its institution in the Old Testament to the time of its fulfillment in the New Testament. The author discusses the covenant in relation to circumcision, the Passover, baptism, and the Lord's Supper.
The Seed of Abraham
The Biblical Basis for Infant Baptism
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.
Baptism – The Issue of Continuity within the Covenant Grace
Why Baptize Your Babies?
Looking at the difference of practice between paedo-baptism and credo-baptism this article shows that the cause for difference lies in the approach to scripture between a dispensational and covenant perspective.
Covenant Sign And Seal: The Symbolic Significance Of Circumcision (Part 2)
Does the New Testament commands us to baptize children? This article shows that this is a wrong question to ask.
Covenant Sign And Seal: The Symbolic Significance Of Circumcision (Part 1)
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.
Acts 2:38-39: Peter's Pentecost Appeal
This article looks at the relationship between circumcision and baptism, with a focus on the baptism of children under God's covenant promise. This paedobaptism is supported by Peter's appeal in Acts 2:38-39.
The Beauty of Baptism
The Biblical Case for Infant Baptism 1
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.