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The validity of baptism by sprinkling, and the right of infants to that ordinance

The validity of baptism by sprinkling, and the right of infants to that ordinance

supported and defended in two discourses, delivered at Malden, in the beginning of the year 1804 : occasioned by the setting up of a Baptist society in that place

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Published by Printed and sold by Samuel Etheridge in Charlestown [Mass.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Infant baptism

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David Osgood
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 6972
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination83 p
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15050162M

    Book, Author: Pawson, J. David: Edition: 2nd ed. Description A vindication of the right of infants to the ordinance of baptism [electronic resource]: being the subs The validity of baptism by sprinkling, and the right of infants to that ordinance [microform]: supporte. here speaking about infants." 1 Peter’s precedent: Acts 2 John and Jesus' pattern was the practice adopted by the Apostles’ in the book of Acts. The first example of this is Peter's reference to baptism in his sermon on the day of Pentecost. Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest.

    The efficacy of baptism is not tied to that moment of time wherein it is administered; yet, notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghost, to such (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongeth unto, according to the counsel of God's own will. The Christian News is a weekly journal published by some nice (though misguided) folks associated with the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod). A couple of years back (J , p. 22) the paper published the reproduction of an article by Lutheran clergyman Stephen C. F. Kurtzhan, titled: “Yes, we baptize our babies in the name of the Father, Son, Holy Spirit.”.

    Instead, it adds in WCF , “The efficacy of Baptism is not tied to that moment of time wherein it is administered; yet, not withstanding, by the right use of this ordinance, the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited, and conferred, by the Holy Ghost, to such (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongeth unto.   Infant baptism is commonly practiced today by pouring or sprinkling, but there is no N.T. support for these practices and they corrupt the proper symbolism of the Scriptural ordinance. Further, infant baptism uses the wrong subject--infants unable to .


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“The baptism of the children of Christians, of which no trace is found in the N.T., is not to be held as an apostolic ordinance, as, indeed, it encountered early and long resistance; but it is an institution of the church, which gradually arose in post-apostolic times in connection with the development of ecclesiastical life and of doctrinal.

Sprinkling is, therefore, the general practice of this country. Many Christians, however, especially the Baptists, reject it. The Greek church universally adheres to immersion." "The origin of sprinkling and pouring for baptism is of historical interest, and tends to confirm the position that "only immersion is baptism.".

In our three-part series on baptism and church membership, we focused last week on the meaning and importance of church membership. And today we focus on the meaning and importance of baptism. The note I want to strike immediately — the tone and the truth that I want to set first and foremost — is that baptism gets its meaning and its importance from the death.

A fifth objection continually made by our Baptist brethren is, that infants are not capable of those spiritual acts or exercises which the New Testament requires in order to a proper reception of the ordinance of baptism.

Thus the language of the New Testament on various occasions is, "Repent, and be baptized. Believe, and be baptized. For, precisely in the light of I Pet f, household baptism (and indeed specifically by sprinkling) is seen very clearly to be an apostolic ordinance -- and one with even antediluvian family roots.

Also the apostle John seems to presuppose the baptisms of households -- and also indeed specifically by sprinkling them on their foreheads. The writer of this book calls it baptism and it was done by sprinkling. We also find that Josephus, a great Jewish historian, who lived about the same time as Christ, used the word baptize in his writings, and he plainly tells us that it was done by sprinkling.

The work, de baptismo (Concerning Baptism) was written, evidently between and In it Tertullian questions the wisdom of giving baptism to infants.

He says, According to everyone’s condition and disposition, and also his age, the delaying of baptism is more profitable, especially in the case of little children. The basis of the doctrine of infant baptism is the assumption that it replaced circumcision.

This doctrine teaches that, Paul advocates in his letter to the Colossians that baptism has replaced circumcision. The key text for this teaching is Col – The reasoning is that usually only infants were circumcised.

Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma) is a Christian rite of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into Christianity.

It may be performed by sprinkling or pouring water on the head, or by immersing in water either partially or completely. The synoptic gospels recount that John the Baptist baptised Jesus. Baptism is considered a sacrament in.

The third principle about New Testament baptism is this: baptism has a biblical purpose. It is to obtain the remission of sins. Peter said, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins” (Acts ). Likewise, he wrote that baptism now saves you (1 Peter ).

He immediately. 1st: Infant baptism is not biblical. 2nd: Baptism cannot and will not wash away sins. (Jesus Christ was baptized and yet we know He had no sins to be washed). 3rd: Baptism is the first step of obedience to Christ by way of showing to the world that a person being baptize is a follower of Jesus.

The issue of baptism is one that has troubled Protestants for centuries. As we look into the history of the church the issue of infant baptism has not been the problem it has been in recent centuries.

As the church was in an evangelistic mode in the first three centuries we find clear statements of the fact of adult baptism upon conversion. Infant baptism has been the historic practice of the overwhelming majority of the church throughout the Christians centuries.

Although the New Testament does not contain any explicit mandate, there is ample evidence for the baptism of infants in Scripture (Acts ;33) and in early Christian doctrine and practice. Sprinkling. Another unscriptural practice is that the infants have water sprinkled over them.

Why is this unscriptural. Because the Bible clearly states that baptism is the sign of somebody going down into a symbolic grave and then rising up out of. Water Baptism Questions and Answers. Detailed answers to difficult water baptism questions such as infant baptism, baptizing your child and children, baptism for the dead, baptism by sprinkling or immersion, and baptism in the name of Jesus can all be found at Christ-Centered Mall.

Infant baptism is the practice of baptising infants or young theological discussions, the practice is sometimes referred to as paedobaptism, or pedobaptism, from the Greek pais meaning "child".

[citation needed] This can be contrasted with what is called "believer's baptism" (or credobaptism, from the Latin word credo meaning "I believe"), which is the religious.

We have established the need for the Aaronic Priesthood to preach the gospel of repentance and administer to the repentant one the ordinance of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins.

Now let us consider the experience Joseph Smith related when he and Oliver Cowdery baptized each other under the direction of John the Baptist, and.The validity of baptism by sprinkling, and the right of infants to that ordinance, supported and defended in two discources delivered at Malden, in the beginning of the year occasioned by the setting up of a Baptist society in that place.

Import of Baptism Baptisms performed by John the Baptist and by disciples during Jesus' ministry (John26, ) were of different nature than baptism instituted b Jesus in Matt Baptism is the ci Contains some of the best defenses and explanations I've read for infant baptism, and for sprinkling or dipping as biblical modes/5(27).