Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Infant Baptism

Little do our friends know how much mischief they do by teaching infant baptism. I believe it to be the root and pillar of Popery.

It is an invention of man, against which Christians ought to protest every day, because infant sprinkling is a practical denial of the need of personal godliness.

It puts into the Church those who are not in the Church.

It gives religious rites to the unconverted.

It teaches men that because their mothers and fathers were good people, therefore these baptized infants are Christians; whereas they are not, they are heathens, and as much heathens as if they were born amidst the Hottentot’s kraals. They are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity, notwithstanding all their parents’ excellence.

To give Christian ordinances to unconverted persons is to pervert the testimony of God’s Church.

[Charles H. Spurgeon]


Mark 7:8 ...  For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

Colossians 2:8 ... Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Matthew 3:16-17 ... And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.❤