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05 July 2006
  Credo- or Paedobaptist?

A favorite non-Lutheran read remains the Internet Monk. Sometimes I nod in agreement, sometimes I shake my head and sigh. The latter was my response to Why I Believe In The Baptism of Disciples Alone: A Credobaptist Apologia.

If any of my paedobaptist readers decide to read Michael's post and make comment, please take to heart some of his prefatory words: "The BHT [Boar's Head Tavern] is overrun with infant baptizers of every variety. The Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians and, of course, the Lutherans will lay aside their differences and beat me up together. I don't like to provoke their ire, because they are a nasty group that doesn't know how to fight fair, and they use bad language. (emphasis and bracketed text added)"

While some of the above may be hyperbole or tongue-in-cheek, I imagine that at least some of the I-Monk's fears are grounded in actual events. So go there, get your "save the sinful infants" word in as graciously as possible, and testify to the truth that Scripture's Lord calls us to baptize "all nations," including the babies, as lovingly as possible.

You can tell him the Aardvark sent you as long as you don't make [Warning: "Bad Language" Alert] an ass out of yourself or a demon out of Lutheran, Christian, catholic, orthodox, Scriptural paedobaptismal theology.

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When Michael Spencer says "Lutherans," he generally means me. There are a whole lot of inside jokes buried in that comment that you'd probably have to go drinking with us to understand.
 
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