Anachronistically, not statistically, I have gathered there to be two rather different responses to the current flow of information which comes by way of mainstream news media.
The method of theology matters, because it will ultimately determine whether or not a person has a true or a false theology.
That Christ now has one Church-Bride, betrothed exclusively to Him, comprised of all the elect at all times and in all places, who diligently awaits the consummate Marriage Feast: Baptists affirm.
Signs and types often bear the same names of the things signified or typified. Baptism might be called “regeneration” inasmuch as it signifies the inward work of the Spirit, though it itself is not regeneration.
The question is charged, because if someone says, “yes,” they can easily be accused of following a heathen philosopher rather than the Bible.
This article is a response to Landmarkism. The tone is irenic. I am indebted to men who espouse Landmarkism for much doctrinal fellowship, friendship, and sound counsel.
I appreciate this argument since its core concern is to preserve the sameness of the gospel under both Old and New Covenants, a concern both Baptists and paedobaptists ought to share.
There’s hardly a discernible consensus on the age of baptismal candidates in the extant literature of the early church. Full stop.
It is often supposed by our paedobaptist friends that Baptists outrightly reject the notion of covenant-holiness with regard to children of believing parents…
John Lightfoot was a 17th century paedobaptist theologian. He was a member of the Westminster Assembly and vice chancellor of Cambridge.