Biblical Infant Baptism

In 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.

The Catechist Catechised
by Richard Hollingworth

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
by Rev. John Willison

Willison was a noted leader of the Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th Century.