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A Refutal of Baptismal Regeneration

Below you will find a most interesting, and an honest video by Jay Miklovic, which he made as a defense of baptismal regeneration. I like Jay, nice guy (and he’s a baseball fan to boot). In the video, Jay makes his case, and I need to say up front that I appreciate both his conviction […]

Infant Baptism, An Open Defiance of God

Jesus said, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  – Matthew 28:19-20 God also […]

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Westminster Confession: New Birth is Unnecessary

The Westminster Assembly has written: "The seed and posterity of the faithful, born within the Church, have by their birth, interest in the covenant and right to the seal of it…. Children by baptism are solemnly received into the bosom of the Visible Church….   They are Christians and federally holy before baptism, and therefore are […]

Paedobaptism: Fostering A Non-Christian Society

If the Paedobaptists ever break down the one restraint on nominal, external, hereditary Christianity that they have left, that is, the requirement that the baptized infant shall confess his faith before he partakes of communion, then all significant differences between the church and the world will be threatened. This is not to say that the […]

That Strange Little Greek Word

“It is often said that the Greek preposition ‘eis,’ translated ‘into,’ means ‘to,’ and that Philip and the eunuch went only to the water.  If this is true, then the ‘wise men’ did not go ‘into the house,’ and did not return “into their own country,” and the demons (Matthew 8:31-33) did not enter ‘into […]

Answering Dr. R.C. Sproul

There is no explicit command to baptize infants of believing parents. There is no prohibition or forbidding command in Scripture against the baptism of infants. We do have explicit commands in Scripture for the baptism of believing adults, along with the explicit requirement of a profession of faith prior to baptism. This, I believe, will […]

The Doctrine of Broad-mindedness

David Leach: I suppose there can be no denying that there are occasions in which a Christian must behave or speak or otherwise labor in a way that might sometimes be called "broad-minded." In other words it cannot be smugly said that all "broad-mindedness" is universally to be avoided in every conceivable situation. And if […]

The Elephant Sitting in the Paedobaptist Room

Dr. Bob Gonzales, Academic Dean and a professor at Reformed Baptist Seminary as well as an Adjunct Professor of Old Testament Studies here at MCTS has posted an article defending Believer Baptism (Credobaptism) against Infant Baptism (Paedobaptism) on his post “Why I’m Still a Baptist.” John 1:12-13 states: But to all who did receive him, […]

Why I Reject Infant Baptism As A Biblical Practice

Our Lord Jesus left no command, precept or example to baptize infants, even when He had opportunity found in the written Gospels. Scripture as a whole is completely silent on the practice. There is not one precedent found anywhere. Every ordinance and practice in the worship of God must have the authorization of Scripture itself. […]

Good Doctor, Bad Medicine

In an earlier post I mentioned I was reading a book by the good doctor, Martyn Lloyd-Jones called ‘Joy Unspeakable.’ The subtitle is ‘Power & Renewal in the Holy Spirit’. Of course, the entire book deals with seeking a ‘second blessing’ and baptism with the Spirit, so the subtitle is a little misleading if you […]

Where Scripture Has No Tongue

If infant baptism had been any appointment or ordinance of Jesus Christ, there would have been some precept, command, or example in the Scripture to warrant the same; but inasmuch as the Scripture is so wholly silent therein, there being not one syllable to be found in all the New Testament about any such practice, […]

Pray For the Power of the Living God

This is an excerpt from the message entitled “Importunity in Prayer” which you can view in the second video below. Here is the full sermon: Luke 18:1-8 This presentation was made on Monday, September 13, 2010 at the Society for the Preservation of Baptist Principles and Practices meeting at Plantation Road Baptist Church in Roanoke, […]

B.H. Carroll On Regeneration & The Cleansing From the Defilement of Sin

Now, [Numbers] chapter 19 is to make a great provision for cleansing from a defilement of sin. More than once have I told you that in regeneration there are two constituent elements, one a change of the carnal mind, the imparting of a new nature; and second, the cleansing of the defilement of sin. And […]

Maybe We Shouldn’t Baptize Folks So Quickly

After my little rant here, there’s an article in Christianity Today I’d like you to read. According to the following report, in the SBC there is an increase in baptisms yet a decrease in membership of local churches. Ok, time for a rant.….. It sounds as if people are leaving the assembly of the saints […]

Charles Leiter: Wrestling With God

Baptism- Tim Conway

A Short Catechism About Baptism

  by John Tombes, B.D. London, 1659   Editor’ Introduction: Here is a rare glimpse into the baptismal debate that raged in England between the 1620’s and, well, today. After questioning the infants interest in the covenant while delivering the 1627 catechetical lectures at Magdelan Hall, Oxford, John Tombes pondered his views for 15 years […]

Spurgeon On The Word ‘Baptism’

“I know not why it is that we yield to the superstitions of our Christian brethren, so much as to use the word baptize at all. It is not an English, but a Greek word. It has but one meaning, and cannot bear another. Throughout all the classics, without exception, it is not possible to […]

J.C. Ryle: The Spirit In God’s Elect

And John bore witness: "I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy […]

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