This article discusses the predominance of infant baptism in the history of the church.
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 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.
The Introduction is a reminder of the historic Synod Utrecht of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands in 1905 and the contributions of Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck’s theology to the debates at that time. Bavinck’s book on calling and regeneration is placed in its historic and theological context.
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.
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 shows that infant baptism is rooted in God's sovereign grace.
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.
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 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.