On Sunday we had the privilege of baptizing the small baby of Christian parents at our church service. I suppose many Baptists (who hold to only believers’ baptism) would cry “heresy!” or mumble a something about the influence of Roman Catholicism under their breath. Why did we baptise that young child?
Baptism is the sign of the new covenant in Jesus, just as circumcision was the sign of the old covenant with Abraham (Romans 4:11). All New Testament doctrine and practise have their beginnings in the Old Testament; baptism is no different.