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A dissertation on the Scriptural authority, nature and uses of infant baptism by Ralph Wardlaw

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Published by Printed at the University Press in Glasgow .
Written in English


  • Controversial literature,
  • Infant baptism,
  • History

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Other titlesBaptism controversy collection
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24991522M

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Get this from a library! A dissertation on the Scriptural authority, nature, and uses, of infant baptism.. [Ralph Wardlaw]. Full text of "A dissertation on the Scriptural authority, nature, and uses, of infant baptism" See other formats. Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link) http. There is no refuting of that statement. Scripture nowhere advocates infant baptism; it nowhere mentions infant baptism; it doesn’t exist in the Bible. There is no example of it; there is no comment on it; it’s not there. It is therefore impossible to prove that infant baptism is valid from the New Testament.

Since an infant cannot give a testimony, a genuine infant baptism is an impossibility. However, the Bible nowhere portrays baptism as the testimony of the person baptized. Passages that link faith to baptism (such as Acts ; ) simply show that faith, publicly professed, is a necessary condition for baptism. Indeed, it is appropriate to include a statement of faith in the baptismal ceremony. Karl Holsten, professor of theology at Heidelburg University, said there is neither “a precedent nor an example of infant baptism” in the New Testament. Quotations of this nature could be multiplied many times over. Conclusion. The fact is, infant baptism is no more than a human tradition. It has no higher authority than fallible man. Nov 16,  · The Biblical Basis For Infant Baptism. Selected Scriptures. The Reverend Bryn MacPhail / November 16, We take up this subject of the baptizing of infants and young children mindful of a number of things. First, we are mindful that many denominations do not recognize infant baptism as being consistent with the teachings of Scripture. One of the strange paradoxes in the church is that the world is full of baptized non-Christians, millions of them, all over the planet, baptized non-Christians, while at the same time, the church is.

He shows us a group of theologians who “supported infant baptism but denied infant faith” (vii). How did this come about? Blame can be parceled out to historical criticism, because this view of Scripture led to most of the passages teaching about baptism to be ignored, . Baptism: A Treatise on the Nature, Perpetuity, Subjects, Administrator, Mode, and Use of the Initiating Ordinance of the Christian Church by Thomas Osmond Summers Baptism, with Reference to Its Import and Modes by Edward Beecher A Dissertation on the Scriptural Authority, Nature, and Uses of Infant Baptism, 3rd ed., by Ralph Wardlaw. Then in the s the Christian Church experienced opposition specifically to infant Baptism under the influence of Thomas Muenzer and other fanatics who opposed both civil and religious authority, original sin and human concupiscence. Thomas' opposition was then embraced by a considerable number of Swiss, German and Dutch Anabaptists. The 10 Theses Of Baptism Peter Kucenski (An Official Theological Statement of the ACCS) Thesis I God’s Judgment is for All and He has a plan of Salvation for All God has made no distinction at all between young and old, male and female in regard to the need for salvation (Romans and Romans ) or in his judgment of them (Genesis , Exodus , 1 Samuel and 2 Peter ).