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My daughter Emma’s Baptism, Immanuel Ev. Luth. Church – Hodgkins, IL 2006 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of you flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:11-14). A rite of passage . . . Read All
My daughter Caitlyn’s baptism at St. John’s Ev. Luth. Church – Chicago, IL 2004 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God though our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us (Romans 5: 1-5). The words of St. Paul in the fifth chapter of Romans could . . . Read All
If we want to understand what the Bible teaches about faith and baptism, we can’t pit our modern, reasonable, rationalistic assumptions against Scripture. No cherry-picking of verses allowed, and no tossing anything out that doesn’t fit your preconceived notions. Scripture has to work in harmony, not against itself. There. Now that we’ve established that, what […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry… The post AskDaPastor2.0: Baptism Goes Into Plaid appeared first on Worldview Everlasting.
Today we talk about how opponents to Infant Baptism typically hold Platonic inclinations towards Baptism; synergism vs. monergism; Material vs. Spiritual; Outside of us vs. Inside of us; the dilemma of Believer’s Baptism vs. The Comfort of Sacramental Baptism.
With guest Matt Richard.
A Baptist minister has stirred controversy within his tradition by baptizing an infant. Yet it has become a common practice to baptize children 5 years old, or even younger. This all seems to be in the context of reconsidering what baptism is, that it is more than just a symbol. (To be sure, one might [Read More…] . . . Read All
Why does Infant Baptism annoy those who don’t do it? Is it Essential or Non-Essential Doctrine? Is it a Gift or just Work? And what is the Direction of Theology?
Is the baptism of infants the majority position in the history of the church? Do we have any historical evidence that would demonstrate that even the apostles baptized babies? When did the idea of infant baptism start to get undermined? All these questions and more will be answered in today’s AskDaPastor episode dedicated entirely to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry… The post I See Infant Baptisms appeared first on Worldview Everlasting.
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With guest Rev. Dr. Matt Richard.
(1) Open Mike Friday. (2) Separation of Church and State. (3) Caller: Resolution to infant baptism?
(1) Email about resources for infant baptism. (2) Email about how come the sun and moon were created after God said, “Let there be light.” (3) Light from other sources.
(1) Ruminations with Wes Reimnitz. (2) 90% of Americans believe in God? (3) Surveys can be misleading. (4) Caller: About infant baptism. (5) Caller: Don’t focus on polls. (6) Caller: Why wait to baptize infants?
Topics of Discussion: (1) Hymn: “Our Father Who From Heav’n Above.” (2) Caller: Non-Lutheran asking about our stance on infant baptism in light of the fact that some fall away from the faith.