Posted by The Brooks on April 19, 2013. Anabaptist, Church(es), Reformed, Sacraments, Theology – No Comments
A couple of weeks ago, Mark Horne was kind enough to subject himself to our first video blog, an interview on the question of infant baptism. Horne is a brilliant author, and we highly commend his blog, which you can find here. He’s the author of a biography of JRR Tolkien, a commentary on Mark, and most important for our purposes, a primer on baptism.
Please enjoy! We hope this will be a helpful resource for those in the church who are looking to explore infant baptism or are looking to defend it. It’s a long video, but is definitely worth your time. We’ve included a comprehensive list of the questions we asked Mark below. For those of you who don’t have time to watch the whole interview, we’ve included a timestamp beside each question so you can skip ahead and listen to it. Please leave any feedback that you have in the comments section. Enjoy!
1. How did you arrive at becoming a paedobaptist? Were you always a convicted paedobaptist, or is this a position that you changed to? If so, how did it happen? (1:00)
2. Let’s assume that someone is listening who has never encountered any arguments for paedobaptism. Their only experience is with believer’s baptism. How would you go about explaining infant baptism to them? (4:00)
3. So, a couple of weeks ago I just became a dad. This has obviously made the whole paedobaptism question really pressing for my wife and I! What I was really intrigued by was your suggestion in “Why Baptize Babies?” that Christian parents are given very specific promises by God for their children. You list three:
Read the rest: Mark Horne Infant Baptism Video Interview – City of God.