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To: Cronos

Baptists answer it better.

#1, there is NO BIBLICAL EVIDENCE for infant Baptism - period. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Saying “and his house” is going beyond what Scripture actually says. Inadmissible because that isn’t evidence, that is eisegesis.

#2, Baptism is not a prerequisite for Salvation. It is a picture of what Christ did for you and a testimony of your faith in Him to the world AFTER you are saved. David’s baby immediately went to heaven which is where all babies go. No need for theological nuancing. Just go with what Scripture says and you are fine.


50 posted on 06/27/2009 10:48:33 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: Blogger
Baptists don't answer it at all:
1. Naturally there's no Biblical evidence for infant baptism because The NT only talks about the time just after Christ when Christianity was a new religion and all the converts would naturally not be infants. Though what about the stories of the entire centurion's family being baptised? Just because there is no biblical words that say infant baptism took place doesn't mean it didn't happen. The Bible doesn't talk about the Chinese Emperors nor the Mayans but that doesn't mean it didn't happen
59 posted on 06/27/2009 10:54:30 AM PDT by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delendae sunt + Jindal 2K12)
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To: Blogger

Here the deal. Most of those churches are called “protestant” churches. A couple are heretical anti-trinitarain cults. It is wrong to lump these cults into the same class as protestant churches. All of the protestant churches in your list affirm both the Apostles Creed and the Nicean Creed which states “I believe in the holy catholic church”. So what does this make those of us who belong to “prostestant” churches? It makes us “protest-ant” that is protesting catholics. All orthodox western Christians are branches from same tree the root of which was established by Jesus Christ in 33 AD. The Roman catholic church is one branch, the partiarchal orthodox churches are another branch. The protestant churches are branches off the roman catholic branch, but we all share the same root.


76 posted on 06/27/2009 11:08:10 AM PDT by sonrise57 (Help us God for evil men have surrounded us.)
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To: Blogger
How Old Is Your Church? #1, there is NO BIBLICAL EVIDENCE for infant Baptism - period. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Saying “and his house” is going beyond what Scripture actually says. Inadmissible because that isn’t evidence, that is eisegesis.

Looking at household baptisms and saying either that, "of course, that didn't include infants", or "that meaons they all got saved" goes beyond what the text says.

#2, Baptism is not a prerequisite for Salvation. It is a picture of what Christ did for you and a testimony of your faith in Him to the world AFTER you are saved. David’s baby immediately went to heaven which is where all babies go. No need for theological nuancing. Just go with what Scripture says and you are fine.

It's a symbolic judgment ordeal. Look at what OT events are referred to by the NT as baptisms.

115 posted on 06/27/2009 12:09:06 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (2)How many things are necessary for thee to know,..? the first, how great my sins and miseries are;)
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