Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 52. Comment on the arguments against infant baptism?

Christian churches have existed for more than 1900 years. Until the last 100 years i.e. for the first 1800 years, no one wrote against infant baptism, not even the Protestants!

Luther, who propagated believe what is only in the Bible and thereafter started the Protestant church, did not say so!

Churches like the Anglican Church perform infant baptism. Their articles of faith (39 of them) authored in AD 1571 says (in the description of article 29):

Infant Baptism should certainly be retained in the church. "The Heavenly Father will embrace little children with arms of His mercy, will give unto them the blessing of eternal life and will make them partakers of His everlasting Kingdom" (John 3:5, Mark 10:14; 1 Cor. 7:4). Therefore, the initial Protestant churches practiced child baptism. Why then do a few 20th century Protestant groups reject this?

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