An Argument for Infant Baptism on The Dirty Christian

I recently became a contributor for The Dirty Christian. Out of a selection of topics, I chose to tackle an argument for paedobaptism.

Defending infant baptism (or paedobaptism) is a complex endeavor. A lot of people want those who believe in it to point to a clear instance in Acts when infants were baptized, or to a verse where Paul said, “Baptize your children, y’all” (my paraphrase). But the argument doesn’t rest on mere prooftexting; the argument hinges on whether or not children are truly part of the church. We can determine this by looking through the Biblical story, and specifically the covenants.

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