While a Reformed understanding of God's sovereignty is becoming more acceptable among evangelicals, many people still struggle to accept infant baptism as legitimate practice of the church. Much of this resistance is due to a misunderstanding of the Reformed position, as well as a different perspective on the biblical views of God's covenantal relations with families. In this book, Daniel R. Hyde provides a helpful assessment of infant baptism, arguing cogently for its validity while remaining sympathetic to skeptical readers.
Table of Contents:
- Opening Matters
- Defining Our Terms
- Circumcision & Baptism
- Covenant & Baptism
- Baptism or Dedication?
- Baptism: Immersion, Pouring, or Sprinkling?
- A Brief History of Infant Baptism
- A Word to Parents
- Appendix 1: Reformed Confessions on Baptism
- Appendix 2: Baptism of Infants: Form Number 1