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An answer to the Christian minister"s reasons for baptizing infants

Samuel Stennett

An answer to the Christian minister"s reasons for baptizing infants

In a series of letters to a friend. By Samuel Stennett, D.D.

by Samuel Stennett

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Published by printed for J. Buckland, G. Keith; W. Harris in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1986. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 2199, no.22).

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 2199, no. 22.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationvi,[2],296p.
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16800066M

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.”.   If you were to Google the references to infant baptism in the New Testament, you would perhaps be disappointed, maybe even a little shocked. Though Jesus took children in his hands and “blessed” them (Matthew ), and though there are several New Testament references to “whole households” (Acts , Acts , 1 Corinthians ) being baptized—which one would assume .

Methodists justify infant baptism by this principle of prevenient grace, often arguing that infant baptism is God's promise or declaration to the infant that calls that infant to (eventually) believe in God's promises (God's Word) for salvation. Christ died for everyone; we baptize everyone, even infants and children, whom Christ came to save. This is expressly affirmed in the writings of the earliest Church Fathers, as we shall hear in a moment. Question #4: What exactly is accomplished in infant baptism? Answer: Holy Baptism is the entrance into the Church, and into the life in Christ.

Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) 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 – For parents of infants and children. We are happy to do baptisms at any one of our Sunday services. To schedule a baptism contact Karen Schmitz at [email protected] or call the church office at () What does The United Methodist Church believe about baptism?


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An answer to the Christian minister"s reasons for baptizing infants by Samuel Stennett Download PDF EPUB FB2

An answer to the Christian minister's reasons for baptizing infants.: In a series of letters to a friend. By Samuel Stennett, D.D. The biblical reason why Catholics baptize infants. Matthew Doyle | CC BY-NC in the book of Acts St. Luke writes about the baptism of an Author: Philip Kosloski.

A summary of the Christian minister's reasons for baptizing infants, and for administering the ordinance by sprinkling or pouring of water. With some remarks on the Rev. Stennett's answers, in a letter to the doctor. Strictures on the Rev. Stephen Addington's late Summary of the Christian minister's reasons for baptizing infants.; Taylor, Dan, Compendious view of the nature and importance of Christian baptism.

This is a presentation I gave to a ministers’ meeting in Franklin Mennonite Conference in See also Scriptural teaching on ministry to children Seven reasons why we should not baptize children 1.

Children are already a part of the kingdom of God. In Mark Jesus said, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder. Many years later, I see God’s plan for baptism laced throughout the Bible, specifically in the Gospels and the book of Acts.

Maybe you’re a “Laura.” You’re a Christian who has decided not to be baptized. Or maybe you’re just wondering if you should. Here are four good reasons: 1.

Baptism is. The person baptized is the recipient of baptism from a minister of Jesus Christ, acting in his name (Matt. –20; cf. Acts –42; ; 35–38). Once we recognize that faith is a condition for baptism, and that baptism itself is not a demonstration of faith by the person baptized, the question can be asked, Whose faith is required.

Editor's Note: In this article, Pastor Adriel lays out the argument for infant baptism. While Core Christianity holds to the view that infant baptism is Biblical, we are aware that within the family of God there are many who hold to other views on baptism and we warmly embrace them as brothers and sisters in the fellowship of the gospel.

Infant baptism is practiced in most of the major Christian denominations, including Catholic, Orthodox, Presbyterian, Methodist, and Lutheran churches. For these churches, infant baptism is seen as a ceremony inducting the newborn into the community of faith and indicating the community's commitment to raise him or her to be a faithful Christian.

Those opposed to infant baptism argue that only believers should be baptized. That argument is valid, but it is not conclusive. The Scripture do talk about believing and being baptized, but that is not a strong enough argument to know that they didn't make exceptions for babies of believers.

Various Christian denominations have different views when it come s to infant baptism but is it a biblical practice. The Bible speaks directly on baptism, who it is for and what it accomplishes.

The Catholic Church's position on the inappropriateness of baptizing deceased infants can be found in a number of statements. First, the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) does, at least indirectly, speak to the issue.

Directive 17 says: "Except in cases of emergency (i.e., danger of death), any request. Why We Baptize Infants.

John Murray. From The Presbyterian Guardian, volume 5 (). Baptism is one of the two ordinances of the New Testament that we call sacraments.

Baptism is administered in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Baptism "in the name of" means "into union with" or "into the discipleship of.". If the Early Church was credo-baptist by conviction, you would expect much polemic against infant baptism.

It simply doesn’t exist. 3) There is evidence for infant baptism in the early church. It isn’t the only practice, but the evidence suggests that infant baptism was a normal and expected practice. Baptism is symbolic. It does not confer any permanent status or meaning on a child or an adult - as proven by the many baptised people who are no longer Christians.

As a symbol, it takes a simple act (being dipped in water) and fills it richly mea. CHILDREN HOLY WITHOUT BAPTISM. But what if a baby dies before it is able to grow up and learn about God’s way to salvation.

In answering this question, the Scriptures spotlight a striking reason why the baptism of babies is not necessary: God views a baby as “holy” by reason of its having believing, Christian parents.

When people baptize babies, they follow human authority, and they displease God. Conclusion. Infant baptism is objectionable for several reasons.

By examining the problems in infant baptism, we have also shown how people should be baptized properly. First, infant baptism is an unauthorized change in God's pattern for baptism. What is the importance of Christian baptism.

Is baptism just about the forgiveness of sins—or is there more to it. water. There is also an antitype which now saves us – baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), There are no references to infants being baptized in the Bible. The answer to this question is twofold: First, there is no clear evidence of infant baptism before the third century, and the paedobaptist must face this.

No amount of discussion about why infant baptism came on the scene with little recorded opposition obscures the fact that believer’s baptism is the clear practice before the third century.

Common Misunderstanding: That the Catholic Church is wrong in baptizing infants. Baptism, say the fundamentalists, is to be administered only to those who can believe, who have “accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.” When this happens, when the person is “born again”, the person becomes a Christian and his salvation is assured.

Baptism and Christian Ministry. Through baptism, God calls and commissions persons to the general ministry of all Christian believers (see Book of Discipline, ). This ministry, in which we participate both individually and corporately, is the activity of discipleship.Should We Baptize Infants?

Paedobaptism or the practice of baptizing the infants of believing parents is a minority position within Evangelical Christianity. Historically Anglican/Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians, and some Methodists have baptized infants, but Baptists, Pentecostals, and many other types of “Evangelicals” have not.The position of CARM is that it is okay to baptize infants if the parents of the infant are God-fearing, Bible-believing Christians who honestly see infant baptism as a covenantally faithful act- .