To a Thousand Generations
It must be admitted that infant baptism, as it has been administered by some, has been the point of stumbling for many professing Christians into a soul-destroying nominalism. But as we shall also see, nominalism afflicts baptist churches as well. The real origin of nominalism is to be found in all churches that refuse to discipline in terms of their baptism, whatever their practice of baptism might be.
We must not come to the text of Scripture with our modern debates in the forefront of our mind. Our modern debates should be settled by Scripture, but this does not mean they are found in Scripture. The issue for us should be to learn what their debates were.
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