Category Archives: Baptism

Physical water does not cleanse the soul

In Roman Catholic Apologetics, (and also Eastern Orthodoxy), in defending “Baptismal Regeneration”, a lot is made of Justin Martyr’s section on baptism in his First Apology, 61. My friend Rod Bennett made a lot of his argument on that in … Continue reading

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Church History, Newman’s false dictum, and baptismal regeneration in the early church

This post includes 2 excellent videos about Church History, Historical Theology, Cardinal John Henry Newman’s famous quote, “To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant” (which is false, and Gavin Ortlund is providing a ton of good … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle in the Practice of Reformed Infant Baptism

Originally posted on Chris Whisonant:
Briefly today, I would like to respond to the statements in a paragraph in Dr. Clark’s latest blog post. After posing a question that he received from someone, Dr. Clark gives us an introductory paragraph…

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External forms in true religion can be abused

A guy named David made a good point over at Allan Ruhl’s web-blog: So it would appear that one’s heresy *can* in fact invalidate a sacrament if that heresy is sufficiently grave. Is it that Arianism isn’t as grave a … Continue reading

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Acts 2:38 and the Early church

38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children and for all … Continue reading

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Early Church history – Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Irenaeus, Gnosticism, and a little Origen

Christian Apologists (Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and Origen) and early Heresies – by Dr. Ryan Reeves See also his entire church history series – excellent! For Gnosticism and Irenaeus:  “Three Threats, Three Apologists (Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Irenaeus) and three early church … Continue reading

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Refutation of Baptismal Regeneration in the early church

This is going to be a work in progress, as time allows; I will be updating and adding and when necessary, editing this.  This is a massive subject from the early church fathers, and it just takes a lot of … Continue reading

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Why Baptismal Regeneration is un-Biblical and wrong

http://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.com/2015/11/a-good-biblical-explanation-of-john-35.html

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