A Wrinkle in the Practice of Reformed Infant Baptism

Briefly today, I would like to respond to the statements in a paragraph in Dr. Clark's latest blog post. After posing a question that he received from someone, Dr. Clark gives us an introductory paragraph in which he is laying out the early evidence that infant baptism was an established practice received from the Apostles …

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The Belgic Confession, Like Westminster, Says Too Much Regarding Infant Baptism

Introduction In the latest episode of The New Geneva Podcast, the discussion of Baptist and Presbyterian Covenant Theology was continued as it relates to Baptism. We got to witness another good discussion between Pastors Michael G. Brown and Samuel Renihan. Go check out both parts of this podcast! At one point (around 27 minutes in …

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1 Corinthians 7 and Household Covenant Inclusion 

​​While I understand the desire to be Biblical in the belief that there is maintained by God the Old Covenant principle of the inclusion, by default, of all members of a household into the New Covenant, I am firmly convinced that this is not the case. There is an abundance of proof in God's revelation …

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Was Calvin’s Doctrine of Baptism In Line With The Early Church Fathers? A Response to The New Geneva Podcast

Yesterday on The New Geneva podcast, Angela and Tony had Dr. David Hall on the show to discuss various topics from John Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion". The section which I would like to discuss begins around 27:10 into the show. I will quote a couple of statements in my response and the full …

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Tertullian on Traditions Which Are Not In Scripture

In this post, I want to demonstrate how Tertullian (who was writing in the books cited here around the years 200-201) viewed how practices in the earlier church led to traditions and subsequently to customs which would continue. These practices may or may not have been prescribed for us directly in Scripture but as he …

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