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In the interests of providing a comprehensive coverage of the issues surrounding infant baptism, we set out below a wide range of websites mentioning this issue.  There is even a site giving a "Baptism Removal Service"!

We wish to state very plainly that inclusion of any site does not mean in any way that we endorse the views expressed.   They are not set out in any particular order.

The description of each site is as stated in their own files,



A site dedicated to making the case for infant baptism and an associated site on the history of the word baptidzo
http://dialogos-studies.com/Dialogos/baptism/infant_baptism.htm A "dialogue" between paedo and credo baptists - which always seems to conclude with the former in the lead!  But worth a scan.
http://members.aol.com/newantiochc/baptism.htm Is Baptism Essential?
Discussion of the Biblical topic of baptism, its part in salvation and Biblical examples.
http://www.lifeoftheworld.com/lotw/03-03-03.htm Infant Baptism: An Ongoing Event in the Christian Life
Peter J Scaer argues that Baptism is not a treasure of the past to remember fondly but a vital part of the believer's daily existence.
http://www.catholic.com/answers/tracts/_necesst.htm The Necessity of Baptism
Christians have always taken the Bible at face value when it declares, "Baptism .... now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ".
http://haldjas.folklore.ee/folklore/vol5/ylorist1.htm The Significance of Baptism in Estonian Folk Belief
An article describing Estonian folk-religious customs surrounding baptism, baby naming, and the celebration of name-days.
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02258b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: Baptism
http://www.lcms.org/cic/baptism.html Baptism of Infants
Uses Scripture to show the Lutheran understanding that the rite is not only allowed, but encouraged and even needed for all, even young children.
http://www.catholic.com/answers/tracts/infant.htm Infant Baptism
Infant Baptism Fundamentalists say the Catholic Church is wrong to baptize infants.  Baptism, they say, is for adults and older children only because it is to be administered only after one has undergone a "born again" experience 
http://www.ultranet.com/~tlclcms/whoswork.htm Whose Work is Baptism?
Study of whether it is man's symbolic action for God or God's efficacious action for man.
http://www.kiwiabroad.clara.net/baptism.html Baptism
Reformed view of baptism.
http://web.mit.edu/lem/www/baptism-are-you-born-again.html Question and Answers on Baptism
When you get asked, "But are you born again?" Questions and Answers on Baptism.  It can be unsettling to have your faith called into question by someone who claims to have had an intense religious experience and desires you to have it, too ...
http://www.catholicherald.com/saunders/97ws/fs970227.htm Straight Answers from Fr William Saunders
Is baptism necessary for salvation?  I am very concerned because my niece has not had her children, ages seven and eight, baptized.
http://www.bible-infonet.org/ff/articles/teaching/112_07_20.htm Bible Doctrines:  Infant Baptism
Is an unbaptized ten-year-old child a pawn of Satan?  Is he polluted by sin and separated from God?  Relative to repentance, are most ten-year-old children qualified by unrighteous behaviour and sufficient maturity to have a genuine change of mind
http://www.cet.com/~mtr/GC/tombes1659.html A Short Catechism about Baptism
A Short Catechism about Baptism by John Tombes, BD Heb 6.2.  Of the Doctrine of Baptisms Luke 7.35.  But Wisdom is justified of all her Children.  London: 1659 Edited for the Net by Mike Renihan, 1995.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/8297/tgspkg.htm Tongue Speaking and Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Reprint of article by Philip R Bryan.
http://www.catholic.com/answers/tracts/_trinbap.htm Trinitarian Baptism
For a sacrament to be valid, three things have to be present:  the correct form, the correct matter, and the correct intention.  With baptism, the correct intention is to do what the Church does, the correct matter is water, and
http://www.ultranet.com/~tlclcms/baptevid.htm Evidence for Infant Baptism in the Church Fathers and Inscriptions
Uses the Church Fathers and inscriptions to testify to the early date of this practice.
http://www.interfaithfamily.com/article/issue32/calderone.html Helping Couples Cope with the Baptism Question
Mary and Jed, married for one year and now pregnant with their first child, were having intense discussions about what to do after the child was born.  Mary had agreed to raise the child Jewish, but now that she was pregnant, she began to fear that
http://www.revelations.org.za/Bap.htm Baptism - The True Bible Baptism
Should we be baptised by adult immersion or infant sprinkling?  Into which Name?
http://www.umr.org/HTfelton.htm By Water and Spirit
Baptism in the United Methodist Church
http://ccel.org/fathers2/NPNF1-05/npnf1-05-10.htm On the Merits and Forgiveness of Sins, and on the Baptism of Infants
Each book in its own file.  With notes.
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/lutheranism/24080 Infant Baptism
Sermon by Martin Luther from the Collection of Sermons on the Church or Church Postil.  The text is Matthew 8:1.  Defends and encourages the baptism of small children.
http://www.ultranet.com/~tlclcms/trinfbap.htm Why Baptize Babies
A case is made for infant baptism through Scripture and theological analysis.
http://www.magi.com/~godfree/debap.html HAC Baptism Removal Service
Reverse an old mistake!  Sever your ties to religion completely!  You have a choice of two tastefully-styled baptism removal certificates.
http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/1627.htm Baptism - A Burial
A Sermon (No 1627) delivered on Lord's-Day Morning, October 30th, 1881, by C Spurgeon, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.
http://www.sikhs.org/fest.htm Sikhism: Ceremonies and Festivals
Describes activities performed during the naming of a child, baptism, Diwali, and more.
http://www.bebaptized.org What is the meaning and purpose of baptism?

An online study of the meaning and purpose of baptism in the New Testament Scriptures

http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1501.htm On the Merits and Forgiveness of Sins, and on the Baptism of Infants

Each Book in its own file.  No notes.

http://www.catholic.com/ANSWERS/tracts/infant.htm Infant Baptism

Features an extensive article on the topic.

http://encarta.msn.com/index/conciseindex/52/052A9000.htm Baptism, an Encarta Encyclopedia Article Titled "Baptism"

Baptism (Greek, baptein)

http://www.ag.org/top/beliefs/christian_doctrines/gendoct_11_accountability.cfm Assemblies of God Beliefs: Infant Baptism, Age of Accountability, Dedication of Children

Discusses the denomination's view of the topics

http://ccel.org/fathers2/NPNF1-04/npnf1-04-51.htm On Baptism, Against the Donatists

J R King translation, revised by Dr Hartranft.  Each book in its own file.  With notes.

http://www/lifeoftheworld.com/lotw/03-03-01.htm Baptism: Christ Marks Us as His Own

David Scaer develops Luther's understanding that Baptism is more than a rite, but is almost synonymous with the Christian life.

http://www.bible.org/docs/theology/eccles/baptism/bapt.htm Baptism and Salvation

This paper, which may someday become a book, is written to examine an important theological question: "Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?".  There are several different viewpoints.

http://www.revelationwebsite.co.uk/index1/howell/howell00.htm The Evils of Infant Baptism

Offers opposing view of the practice.

http://www.issuesetc.org/resource/journals/v2n3.htm In Defense of Infant Baptism

By Don Matzat.  Offers three articles, including examples in early church history.

http://www.stpat.net/baptism.html Baptism and the Episcopal Church

Baptism in the Episcopal Church.  Some visitors to our page have asked about Baptism - specifically the Church's policy on restricting Communion to the Baptized.  Here are some thoughts.

http://www/ccel.org/fathers2/ANF-03/anf03-49.htm On Baptism

The earliest Christian treatise on a sacrament.  Incidentally, Tertullian displays his disdain for women here.  S Thelwall translation, with notes.  From the Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol 3, American edition.

http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1408.htm Seven Books of Augustin, Bishop of Hippo, on Baptism

Anthology scripted in AD 400 was a response to arguments of the Donatists.  Filter through the chapters of each text to learn more.

http://www2.hillsboro.net/clc/infantbap.htm Infant Baptism in Early Church History

Uses ancient sources to argue for baptizing very young children.

http://members.aol.com/newantiochc/baptism.htm Is Baptism Essential

Discussion of the Biblical topic of baptism, its part in salvation and Biblical examples.

http://www.ourredeemericms.org/baptism.htm Holy Baptism: A Brief Study

An excursis through baptismal texts in the Bible, beginning with Matthew 28 and Mark 16.  Shows institution, purpose, power, and need for the sacrament with special emphasis on infants and small children.

http://www.bible.ca/eo/ba.htm A valuable reference site

A source of important reference information and bible studies.

http://www.catholic.com/library/Infant_Baptism.asp "Fundamentalists" who disagree with Infant Baptism.

An important argument by the Roman Catholics in favour of Infant Baptism and arguing against "fundamentalists" who argue against

http://www.apuritansmind.com/Baptism/Baptism&InfantBaptism.htm Covenant Theology

A wide range of teaching on Covenant Theology

http://www.revelationwebsite.co.uk/index1/howell/howell00.htm The Evils of Infant Baptism

For those wanting to see a robust and comprehensive exposition of an anti paedobaptist position, this is probably one of the most complete!

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