Baptist and PCA Agreements About Baptism

Baptist and PCA Agreements About Baptism August 19, 2007

Justin Taylor has shared a number of statements on which Mark Dever agreed with David Coffin from the PCA about baptism. The following extracts stood out to me (hence the odd numbering), but they are all worth reading. Do any of you, my readers, disagree with any of these?

You will note that, for once, I’m standing on the sidelines of this debate, simply pointing out what various people are saying. I should, however, at least say that there are a couple of the statements on Dever’s list with which I am not sure I totally agree, and some that I would be surprised to find that David Wayne (and other paedobaptists whom I love) would sign.

  • (#1) No one disagrees with professor baptism (except Quakers).
  • (#10) Infant baptism is widely practiced by the late second [century] A.D.
  • (#11) There are some who are baptized who are not in fact saved.
  • (#12) There are some who are not baptized who are in fact saved.
  • (#15) The texts urging “believe and be baptized” or referring to “household” baptisms do not of themselves constitute conclusive evidence for either side.
  • (#17) Children of believers enjoy particular privileges and have special obligations.

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