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  • noun The baptism of children.


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From paedo- + baptism.


  • If it weren't for paedobaptism, I could put up with Presbyterian ecclesiology--but my eyeballs still pop when someone starts talkin' 'bout sprinkin'.

    The grace of forgetfulness - BatesLine

  • This step took them much farther than the repudiation of paedobaptism.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • Even my favorite preacher, John Piper, is a huge follower of Jonathan Edwards and agrees with him on everything except his paedobaptism as well.

    The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow

  • Lest I misrepresent my own position, let me also clarify that credobaptism is not a new thing; it is found all over Scripture, and the first historical reference to paedobaptism was not until 206 A.D. (mentioned by Tertullian).

    The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow

  • But, despite these attractions, the arguments for paedobaptism are still not convincing enough to me compared to the compelling evidence on the other side.

    The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow

  • Although I am a Calvinist, I disagree with John Calvin on paedobaptism.

    The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow

  • The Second Helvetic Confession (1561/1566; ch. 20) specifically condemned the denial of paedobaptism.


  • It seems premature, because the paedobaptism is not matching up chronologically with the faith of the believer, and the two are meant to correspond.

    The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow

  • His view is simple: Scripture teaches that the children of believers should be baptized and the Christian church should again unite in in the practice of paedobaptism.


  • Lemke claims that Presbyterians believe that paedobaptism removes original sin (that is actually the Roman Catholic view; Lemke also mistakenly implies that Presbyterians believe in baptismal regeneration)

    Between Two Worlds


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