There Is No Bible Authority For Infant Baptism

In previous “Doctrine Matters” messages, we have proved infant baptism to be unscriptural, because a person must believe before he is baptized (Acts 8:37), and because all the recorded cases of baptism in the Bible are of adults (Acts 8:12), not infants.

Another reason infant baptism is wrong is because there is simply no authority for it from God’s word. Where is any text teaching infants were or should be baptized? Where is any text teaching that parents should have their newborns baptized? There are none.

Colossians 3:17 reads “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus …” This verse is saying we must have Biblical authority for everything we do.

However, the Bible nowhere teaches that infants are to be baptized:

· There is no command to baptize infants.

· There is no example of infant baptism.

· There is no statement that teaches or implies that infants may or should to be baptized.

Not one verse teaches infant baptism in any way. It is completely absent from the Bible.

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