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The book is about the underlying errors of paedobaptism, particularly those errors related to the Abrahamic Covenant and the imagined correlation between infant circumcision and infant baptism. The reader should buy the book because Dr. Brunson‚Äôs arguments against covenantalism and paedobaptism are both unique and formidable.
‚ÄúJohn and Christ administered baptism totins corpore submersione, by the submission of the whole body ‚Ä¶ The very word ‚Äėbaptize‚Äô ‚Ä¶ signifies to immerse entirely, and it is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient Church.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe Greek word baptizo means ‚Äėimmerse‚Äô or ‚Äėplunge‚Äô, and the word baptisma means ‚Äėimmersion‚Äô.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúImmersion of the whole body was used from the beginning, which expresses the force of the word ‚Äėbaptize‚Äô, whence John baptized in a river. It was afterward changed into sprinkling, though it is uncertain when or by whom.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúBaptism is immersion in water.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIt is true that there is no express command to baptize infants in the New Testament, no express record of the baptism of infants, and no passages so stringently implying it that we must infer from them that infants were baptized.‚ÄĚ
B. B. Warfield
‚ÄúThere is no Biblical basis for infant baptism‚ÄĒthis tradition is simply an old error of the church.‚ÄĚ