baptism

  1. ERK

    The Holy Spirit, Union with Christ, and Baptism

    How would you respond to this concept? I have a friend who is currently a youth pastor at a pentecostal church, but has recently been studying the church fathers. He has been convinced that Baptism and Union with Christ are one and the same in what seems to be a lutheran sense. He doesn't...
  2. Jonathan95

    Paedo-Baptism Answers Baptism Solely a Profession of Faith?

    After talking with one of the deacons of my church, the general teaching surrounding baptism seems to be that it is solely a profession of faith. Essentially that baptism is just a testimony to the congregation that you believe in Christ and are not ashamed to follow and obey Him. This is very...
  3. Jonathan95

    Calvin's Institutes of The Sacraments

    Hello! I have been rereading Book Fourth, Chapter 14, Section 13 repeatedly tonight and I am having trouble grasping the takeaways from this section. I'm not sure why, maybe I've been reading for too long tonight and my brain is melting haha. The section heading tells me he is refuting the...
  4. Jonathan95

    Paedo-Baptism Answers Credobaptist to Paedobaptist Transition

    I wish I could leave like a voice clips or something, hahaha. I have much on my mind and need other minds to bounce ideas off of. Thank you my friends for any answers that follow. I am currently a credobaptist who seems to be slowly but surely transitioning into a paedo position. I'd love to...
  5. RobertPGH1981

    Paedo-Baptism Answers Purpose of Baptism

    In various passages it describes a person believing and an apostle stating that their household will be saved. What happens when an individual in ones household doesn't believe or is incapable of believing. In other words, why would you baptize somebody who doesn't believe. So many verses...
  6. Michael E

    Help me understand PaedoBaptism (As a Credobaptist)

    Forgive me if this has either been discussed (I'm sure it has but couldn't find a concise thread here) or this is the wrong place. Hear my plea: I am reformed baptist (inb4 we all joke that baptists can't be fully reformed). However, my wife and I have both come to a place where we feel like...
  7. C. Matthew McMahon

    Primitive Baptism by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708)

    Primitive Baptism and Therein Infant’s and Parent’s Rights by Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) Matthew Sylvester (1636–1708) was a nonconformist divine, a meek and spirited Reformed preacher, and scholarly linguist. This wonderful work by Matthew Sylvester is an exegetical triumph of proper...
  8. B.L. McDonald

    Question on Baptismal Rite in Presbyterian Churches

    Greetings again PB friends, As I mentioned in an earlier thread here, I attended a worship service last Lord's Day at a Presbyterian Church (PCA) and the congregation celebrated the baptism of several of its member's children. My question this time has to do with the baptismal rite common to...
  9. TheReppingRev

    Paedo-Baptism Answers Need Resources

    Hello Brothers and Sisters, I was raised Credo, I have remained Credo. Yet, I have some most likely classic questions about Peado (I am always willing to learn and be proven wrong). I think a good starting point would be this. Is Baptism the visible sign of the New Covenant being applied...
  10. B

    Paedo-Baptism Answers I read through the Baptism book I was recommended yesterday, and have a few points of clarification.

    I have 2 categories of question; the first is points of clarification, the second is points which I see as necessarily supporting the credo position. However, I'm only going to post the points of clarification in this post, so that I can understand better and perhaps answer some of my own...
  11. SebastianClinciuJJ

    On the forgivness of post-baptismal sins

    While I was reading Michael Horton's treatment on the history of Justification, I came across Origen's doctrine. Horton writes of Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, "When Origen affirms justification by grace (even by the gift of Christ's merits), it is always with respect to sins...
  12. J.L. Allen

    Baptism for the Dead?

    In 1 Corinthians 15:29, what is Paul getting at with the baptism of the dead?
  13. R.G. Sassard

    Credo/Paedobaptism

    Hey Guys. I just started getting deep into reformed theology a few years back (or really just theology in general) and I am reformed baptist as of now. Of course, I have learned much from reformed Presbyterian theologians and others such as Anglican as well. I love the things they have to say...
  14. J.L. Allen

    Paedo-Baptism Answers A Baptist’s Paper Wanting Answers

    My friend wrote this paper giving his objection to paedobaptism for a class at TEDS. This more or less summarizes his view. He said he would love to switch views should Scripture support it. I know, y’all know, that Scripture supports our view, but I’m too new to give a rebuttal at this level...
  15. MooreJo

    Paedo-Baptism Answers How do I answer these questions?

    A credobaptist friend of mine posed these questions and I want to know how to correctly answer them. He tends to be a "chapter and verse" type of guy who will seldom settle for anything other than explicit scriptural support. Is baptism and circumcision related in any way? If so, how so...
  16. Krak3n

    Hebrews 8 and the difference between the OT and NT.

    I've noticed in some other discussions dealing with the relationship between the Covenants, specifically regarding the validity of baptizing households, that often the question arises as to how the saints in the Old Covenant were dealt with by God. Let me be as transparent as possible. I was...
  17. mrhartley85

    I need your advice

    Hey all, I’m new to Puritan Board. I have been recently convinced about Westminster covenant theology and that includes infant/child baptism. My wife and I currently are members at a baptist church that teaches the Doctrines of Grace (they aren’t reformed baptists per se). We are very happy at...
  18. sc_q_jayce

    Witsius on Efficacy of Infant Baptism Help Needed

    Hi everyone, For those who have read Witsius's On the Efficacy and Utility of Baptism in the Case of Elect Infants Whose Parents Are Under the Covenant, I had a question that I hope someone can answer for me. This was published in the 2006 issue of Mid-America Journal of Theology, vol 17, pp...
  19. P

    Origins of Credobaptism

    I was listening to a Reformed Forum podcast that stated Credobaptism (meaning the view that believers only should be baptized) originated in the Reformation era and there is little to no evidence of it prior to that or in the early church. Is this true? My wife is Baptist and I am Presbyterian...
  20. P

    Does early church history support believers baptism or infant baptism?

    my wife is a baptist and I am Presbyterian. She recently asked me what form of baptism is supported in the first centuries of the church.
  21. Contra_Mundum

    Covenant Theology Baptism And Circumcision Compared

    The purpose for this table is simply to show side-by-side, and with accompanying Scripture, how both OT and NT covenant-signs make substantially the same statements, and teach substantially the same truth; while allowing for NT improvement wherever appropriate. Inward and outward...
  22. JTB.SDG

    Baptizing unbelieving spouses and Genesis 17

    This question relates to one dealt with back in June 2015, but with a slightly different slant (the original post was: "Should unbelieving spouses be baptized." A lot of good discussion. One thing that wasn't necessarily brought up in the discussion was the fact that Abraham was commanded not...
  23. P

    How old is too old for infant baptism?

    I am a former Baptist turned paedobaptist. My wife is a Baptist and she and I are in an ongoing discussion about whether to baptize our children. Our son is almost three and we have an infant daughter. She is adamant that she doesn't want our three year old baptized, because she feels it would...
  24. ChananBachiyr

    Still struggling with paedobaptism!

    Hello all, I was hoping for some continued assistance. I'm still really struggling with the idea of paedobaptism... I've been studying Covenant Theology for weeks and I get it, but I still can't understand that connect for the paedo position. I believe that if a doctrine is to be adopted, it...
  25. P

    Infant Baptism and Union With Christ

    I am a Reformed Baptist who is close to converting to Reformed Paedobaptism/Presbyterianism. I am working through the implications of paedobaptist theology pretty much on my own, as I have a Baptist family and Church. I am wondering what the significance of infant baptism is for union with...
  26. P

    Reformed Baptist Converting to Reformed Paedobaptist (A Practical Question)

    This is my first post. I am on something of a theological journey right now. I have always been a Reformed Baptist from the time I was saved, however just recently I have started questioning my understanding of the covenants and baptism. I'm about five inches from "conversion" to the...
  27. B

    Question on The Validity of Baptism of Catholics who Convert to the Reformed Faith

    Good evening, I have a question for the forum: Do Reformed Presbyterians consider the baptism of those who convert from the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) to be valid? I have several family members who were baptized as infants into the RCC who are now attending Baptist Churches and...
  28. Taylor Sexton

    Critiques of Pascal Denault?

    Hi, everyone. I have been searching this forum and Google for some critiques of Pascal Denault's The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, and it hasn't really turned up anything yet. All I have found are several forum threads, but those can be particularly hard to follow due to the...
  29. P

    Elder Qualifications - Agreement with Doctrinal Statement

    A bit of background: Credobaptist church with no current elders other than Senior Pastor. The church teaches that baptism is defined as immersion subsequent to conversion. Elder candidate believes it is proper to baptize infants, but has agreed not to promote his view of infant baptism...
  30. zsmcd

    Young guy, PCA background, baptist church?

    I’m a young guy (23), newly married (three months), and expecting our first child October 30th. I just recently moved and have had trouble settling down into a church. Surprisingly, the problem isn’t that there aren’t any good churches. There are actually an abundance of good churches which...
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