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When Should We Baptize Believing Children?

When Should We Baptize Believing Children?

Today’s sermon will be a little unusual. We’re taking a break from our Summer Letters series to talk about a pressing issue in the life of our church. Normally, our sermons are expositional—they primarily explore a single passage of Scripture, unfolding the meaning and then showing its relevance to our lives. This sermon is not expositional. Instead, it will be an exercise in practical theology. I’ll be taking a number of different theological conclusions (all of which could be supported by ample Scriptures) and showing how we’ve put them together to address a very real question that many of you are facing. The issue of baptizing children involves the intersection of a number of different areas of theology:  our view of the church our view of baptism our view of child-rearing Let me begin by outlining our commitments on these issues. We are congregationalists. This means that we believe that, under God, the highest authority in the church is the local