There seems to be a lot of discussion and dissension in the blogosphere lately about baptism. Specifically, should infants be baptised? Well as a good Presbyterian and not a Baptist I say a resounding NO! Oops. Maybe I am getting mixed up. As a current Presbyterian that should be the other way around shouldn't it. But, it isn't. Just don't tell my fellow Presbies please. I cannot for the life of me understand how infant baptism came into being. Yes, I've read about it from the Reformational point of view and it still doesn't make sense to me. I don't read anywhere in the New Testament where babies get baptised. I must take my doctrinal cues from the Bible or I will get too far out of bounds from where God is. That is my credo. That is what I try live by.
The whole purpose of baptism is to identify with Christ and His new life in you AFTER you receive Him and become born again. So then, how can someone get baptized BEFORE they are born again? I don't get it. Do you?
Steve Went Looking for Grace
2 days ago