Why I Reject Infant Baptism As A Biblical Practice
- Our Lord Jesus left no command, precept or example to baptize infants, even when He had opportunity found in the written Gospels.
- Scripture as a whole is completely silent on the practice. There is not one precedent found anywhere.
- Every ordinance and practice in the worship of God must have the authorization of Scripture itself. (Galatians 1:9). God has plainly spoken how we are to worship Him, thus all other acts of worship are to be considered ‘strange fire’. Infant baptism is such an act.
- Believer’s baptism was instituted by God Himself. John the Baptist was commissioned as the first administrator of it. (Matthew 3:5). Those who were baptized came confessing their sins and believing, not wearing diapers and being held by their parents.
- The practice of baptizing by full immersion was confirmed by the practice of Christ and his continual exhortations to His disciples; see Mark 13:37; Luke 14:27, 33; 21:36; John 3:12; 8:31-32; 13:34,35; 15:8; Reading these verses shows the total silliness of baptizing infants. They cannot confess sins because they are ignorant of them, they cannot understand commands of repentance much less the doctrine itself.
- Not once in Scripture, did the Apostles of Jesus Christ baptize infants, non-believers. Again, no command, precept or example.
- In Scripture, believer’s baptism was the only baptism practiced by New Testament churches. Saving faith was required, which infants do not have: Acts 2:41; 8:12, 37-38; 9:18; 10:44; 16:30; 18:8; 22:14,16.
Brethren, baptism is an act of worship, and those who worship God in ways unauthorized by Him in His written Word, such as infant baptism, practice idolatry and offer ‘strange fire’ to the Almighty.