Defence of the Biblical Doctrine of Infant Baptism
This web site has been produced in defence of the Biblical
doctrine of Infant Baptism. We must stress the word Biblical,
because many people today have totally unbiblical ideas on this
subject. Many baptise babies out of mere superstition, and think that
the infant is magically brought
into the kingdom of heaven simply by spashing water on its forehead.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Many others are quite rightly
repulsed by this idea but they go to the opposite extreme and do not
baptise infants at all, but rather baptise only all those who profess
the true religion after they have come to years of understanding.
Neither of these is the Biblical doctrine.
Here are several articles written in defence of the correct view of
Baptism. Click on the title to read the article.
This was written in the 17th Century by Richard
Hollingworth from Manchester, who wrote this article as a rebuff to an
Anabaptist catechism which had then been produced and was being
circulated widely in his day.
A Catechism on Baptism
Willison was a noted leader of the Evangelical party in the Church of
Scotland in the 18th Century.