Why Baptize Babies?

Why Baptize Babies?

Mark Horne / Feb 21, 2020

Why Baptize Babies If Reformed and Presbyterian churches claim to follow the Scriptures why do they still baptize their infants Isn t infant baptism just another bad idea held over from the Roman Church Where do serious

  • Title: Why Baptize Babies?
  • Author: Mark Horne
  • ISBN: 9780975391457
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • If Reformed and Presbyterian churches claim to follow the Scriptures why do they still baptize their infants Isn t infant baptism just another bad idea held over from the Roman Church Where do serious Bible believing Christians find support for this practice In this book, Mark Horne provides brief but thorough answers to these questions If you are looking for a quick iIf Reformed and Presbyterian churches claim to follow the Scriptures why do they still baptize their infants Isn t infant baptism just another bad idea held over from the Roman Church Where do serious Bible believing Christians find support for this practice In this book, Mark Horne provides brief but thorough answers to these questions If you are looking for a quick introduction to the Reformed view of baptism and covenant membership, here is the place to start.

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    About "Mark Horne"

      • Mark Horne

        Mark Horne was born in Melbourne, Florida, but has also lived in Liberia, West Africa, and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands before graduating from high school After graduating from Houghton College in Western, NY, in 1989, Mark worked for American Vision, Coral Ridge Ministries, and co authored two books with George Grant After living in Nashville, TN, where he worked as a writer editor for Legacy Communications, Mark attended Covenant Theological Seminary here in Saint Louis and earned his M.Div degree in 1998 Mark has pastored two congregations since his seminary graduation, and he returned here to serve as Assistant Pastor in January 2005 Mark is a prolific writer and the author of a layperson s commentary on the Gospel of Mark.


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    1. Good primer on the subject from a moderately "federal vision" perspective. Rightly focuses on the theology of children across Scripture and not simply on the continuity of the broader covenant or the relationship between baptism and circumcision. Too often on both sides the theology of children plays minimal, if any, role in shaping the thought on the subject of baptism. Horne's pamphlet is a welcome exception.


    2. This is a great book to give to someone who is inquiring about membership in a church that baptizes babies. The book has many strengths:1. it is short. This series of book is designed to be readable in one hour, and this one delivers in that department.2. It is not simplistic. Proving infant baptism is not just a matter of pointing out various proof texts. He demonstrates the problems with such an approach and makes other helpful suggestions.3. It is full of Bible. Horne takes the time to go thr [...]


    3. Horne gives a clear, brief definition of baptism. His approach is covenantal, and therefore, it emphasizes the continuity of the whole of Scripture. He does a particularly solid job of showing how the “age of accountability” argument has no significant Scriptural support. This is a helpful, easy-to-read introduction to covenantal baptism. And, whereas people often become arrogant or disrespectful when comparing one theological doctrine to another, I found Horne’s tone to be very warm and r [...]


    4. A very solid outline of the reformed position on infant baptism. As much an argument for paedocommunion as paedobaptism (e.g. Appendix - "The Covenant Meal"), "Why Baptize Babies" not only argues for a particular understanding of the sacrament of baptism, but an understanding of the Church as covenantal community, both contemporary, historical, and eschatological. Of course, the book is an apologetic presented to "baptists;" anymore, though, Presbyterians would do well to read this book as well, [...]


    5. This is a wonderful little book with a robust, full-bodied understanding of the Old and New Testaments being the expression of one covenant of grace. I am a Reformed pastor and I have baptized babies, and while I was reading this I was attempting to assume the Baptist position looking for holes in Pastor Horne's argument. Well, I couldn't. To paraphrase B.B. Warfield, "God has placed children in the covenant and has nowhere removed them." Well done Pastor Horne.


    6. A paedobaptist apologetic in credobaptist language. Extremely well done. Succeeded in changing our minds on the subject (or explaining to us why our minds had already been changing and motivating us to do something about it).


    7. Great short introduction for paedobaptism from the covenantal perspective. This book is for those who don't understand why anyone would believe in paedobaptism. It is written with a very irenic tone.


    8. The best quick-hitter introduction for the Reformed/Presbyterian practice of baptizing babies. The practice is NOT an "unfortunate holdover" from Rome, it is not latent liberalism, and it much, MUCH more than a mindless ritual practiced by dupes that don't read their Bibles.


    9. This is a good brief explanation of why reformed folks baptize their children as babies. Of course much more could be said about it but as a place to start, this is one of the better quick references out there.


    10. This was better than I expected for such a short book. It is certainly not comprehensive, but I thought this would be a good book to recommend to somebody as a fairly accurate summary of my views of paedobaptism.


    11. A good summary, but I found the in-depth approach of "To a Thousand Generations" to be more helpful and informative.



    12. This was an excellent book and one which we have used to good advantage with friends who have not understood our position. Mr. Horne explains the matter in a non-threating and clear manner.



    13. This is an excellent overview of the paedobaptist position. Horne draws from a wider context of the Bible's teaching, rather than just focusing on a few verses.


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