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illustrated.1844 Excerpt: ... special direction of the father. If
they had been adults or even advanced in childhood, the direction
would have been given to them. They would have been commanded to
"obey" their " parents in the Lord." But here the parochial bishop
is required to have " his children in subjection." These little
children must be--" faithful." They must therefore be church
members; because church members and they only, are called faithful.
A man is unfit to be a parochial bishop whose children are not
"faithful," or are not publicly recognized as church members. (3.)
Church members are said to be "sanctified;"t so are infants;
therefore infants who are thus externally sanctified are visible
church members. These are only a specimen of the passages which
mention infants as church members in New Testament times, and which
therefore prove thaMhey were or ought to have been baptized. The
evidence that infants were and are church members both in Old and
New Testament times, is most pointed and conclusive(a); and that
all church members in New Testament times are or ought to be
baptized, is as certain as the language of inspiration can make any
position(A). From the evidence here presented, it is undeniably
certain therefore that infants, by Divine authority, are to be
baptized. CHAPTER II. DEFINITE SCRIPTURAL EvIDENCE IN FAvOR OF
INFANT BAPTISM. 1. The Abrahamic covenant includes infant baptism.
This covenant was made about 1900 years before the birth of Christ,
and more than 400 years before the law was given to Moses on Mount
Sinai.J A number of particulars in this covenant claim special
attention. (l.)TAc parties in this covenant are God and professed
believers with their infant children. These parties were suitable.
God was one of them. The other, composed of adults and infa...
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