Sunday, June 19, 2005

Choose one and stick with it

Due to project deadline issues, this morning I find myself in the cubicle instead of the pew*. On the way in, I heard a pastor on the radio explaining the significance of infant baptism, which he had just performed.

"That's what baptism is about ... It's an outward sign of an inward conviction."

Granted; I just don't see how he can administer an outward sign to signify the Christian faith held inwardly by a baby who at the very least is not able to communicate a convincing testimony to this well-meaning pastor.

The "New Testament fulfillment of circumcision" is more convincing than this argument; if he's going to uphold paedobaptist practice, he ought not to borrow credobaptist explanations.

*So to speak. Our church has chairs, actually.

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