|Series||Eighteenth century -- reel 4452, no. 03.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||120|
An Inquiry Into the Ground and Import of Infant Baptism; Interspersed with Arguments in Support of the Doctrine. by Stephen West, D.D. Pastor of the Church in Stockbridge. Stephen West The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press.4/5(). West, Stephen, -- -- Inquiry into the ground and import of infant baptism. Strong, Cyprian, -- -- Inquiry; wherein, the end and design of baptism. Inquiry into the ground and import of infant baptism (West, Stephen) View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. West, Stephen, -- -- Inquiry into the ground and import of infant baptism. Strong, Cyprian, -- -- Inquiry: wherein, the end and design of baptism. Inquiry into the ground and import of infant baptism (West, Stephen) View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. A reply to Stephen West's An inquiry into the ground and import of infant baptism, Strong previously published An inquiry wherein the end and design of baptism are particularly considered and illustrated, Signatures: [A]⁴ B-P⁴. Errata: p. . Description: ,  p. (last leaf blank) ; 22 cm. (8vo) Responsibility.
Infant baptism is the practice of baptising infants or young theological discussions, the practice is sometimes referred to as paedobaptism, or pedobaptism, from the Greek pais meaning "child".  This can be contrasted with what is called "believer's baptism" (or credobaptism, from the Latin word credo meaning "I believe"), which is the religious practice of. Before the time of Origen and Hippolytus, it's much harder to know. No one speaks clearly of infant baptism in the 2nd century, for or against. However, Justin Martyr does give a reason for baptism that absolutely precludes infant baptism, and he says that the church in Rome received it from the apostles. This quote is from approximately A.D. It sounds like the beginning of a joke or a support group introduction, but it’s true: some of my best friends are Baptists. I speak at conferences with and to Baptists. I read books by Baptists (both the dead and the living). I love the Baptist brothers I know–near and far–who preach God’s word and minister faithfully in Christ’s church. I went to a Baptist church while in college. The issue of baptism is one that has troubled Protestants for centuries. As we look into the history of the church the issue of infant baptism has not been the problem it has been in recent centuries. As the church was in an evangelistic mode in the first three centuries we find clear statements of the fact of adult baptism upon conversion.
This, of course, would be contrary to historical Christian practice. But so is rejecting infant baptism. As we will see, there is no doubt that the early Church practiced infant baptism; and no Christian objections to this practice were ever voiced until the Reformation.. The New Testament itself, while it does not explicitly say when (or whether) believers should have their children baptized. The doctrine of infant baptism is of pagan origin and was brought into the Church by Roman Catholicism. As with most Catholic doctrines, infant baptism has its origins in the Babylonian mysteries. Read about other Catholic doctrines that originated in ancient Babylon. In Babylon, new birth was conferred by baptism of infants. The divisions over baptism become most evident when discussing the proper recipients of the sacrament. Most American evangelicals only baptize those who have verbally professed faith. Yet many Christians follow the majority practice of church history and administer the ordinance to adults and their infant . Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, .