The Debate heard under water

I do not blame you if this kind of stuff does not intrigue you, but I never get tired of talking about it. There has been a good series of great writers weighing in on credobaptism vs paedobaptism, and its implications for young children. You should consider skimming through it:

http://9marks.org/article/mailbag-5-not-baptizing-children-small-groups-elders-and-porn-again/

http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2015/06/no-you-cant-be-baptized-yet.php

http://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/guest_post_jonathan_leeman_on_baptism_and_a_theology_of_children

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/when-to-baptize-our-believing-children

And this may be the best one:

http://patrickschreiner.com/?p=12730

I really do not have much to add. I definitely lean toward Patrick Schreiner’s position. One thing I would say is that a church should probably have more say about whether an individual should get baptized than the individual in question should. We should expect that the local church would be able to discern a person’s life better than the person (whether the individual wants to get baptized or whether the individual is hesitant to get baptized because they are not sure if they are a Christian).

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