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Pedobapist brethren have yet another method of satisfying themselves that infant baptism is scriptural

It is proper to remark in passing, that our Pedobapist brethren have yet another method of satisfying themselves that infant baptism is scriptural. When, as we have seen, Dr. Woods stated that since, “It is a plain case that there is no express precept concerning infant baptism in our sacred writings,” and that consequently, “The proof that it is a divine institution must be made out in some other way,” you were perhaps, at a loss to conceive what that “other way” could be. By what process can any ordinance be proved “a divine institution,” in regard to which not a word is said “in our sacred writings?” No such thing can be done. Since the Bible is our only authority in all cases, the proof proposed is clearly impossible.

We will, however, hear Dr. Woods. He obtains his proof thus:

“It cannot with any good reason, be denied, or doubted, that those Christian writers who have, in different ways, given testimony to the prevalence of infant baptism in the early ages of Christianity, are credible witnesses. Nor can it be denied that they were under the best advantages to know whether the practice commenced in the times of the apostles. On this subject, as they were not liable to mistake, so their testimony is entitled to full credit!”[11]

R. B. C. Howell- The Evils of Infant Baptism- Chapter 1- Infant Baptism is an evil because its practice is unsupported by the Word of God

 

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