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To a Thousand Generations

To a Thousand Generations
To a Thousand Generations
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To a Thousand Generations: 
Infant Baptism—Covenant Mercy for the People of God

The issue of baptism operates against the backdrop of the divine promises to Christian parents. Only after we understand parenthood can we properly turn to a discussion of baptism. This book aims to offer a fresh approach.

In a doctrinal matter of this importance, the standards of evidence are high.  In arguing for biblical infant baptism, it is not sufficient for us to say that infant baptism is merely consistent with the Scriptures, or that a biblical case can be made for it. In order for us to be satisfied that we are being biblical Christians, we must be content with nothing less than a clear biblical case requiring infant baptism.

ISBN-10: 1885767242
ISBN-13: 9781885767240
Pages/Media: 128
Dimensions: 5.5x8.5
Author: Douglas Wilson
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Douglas Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, and editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine. He is the author of many books, including Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Reforming Marriage, and A Primer on Worship and Reformation. He is also co-author with Christopher Hitchens of Is Christianity Good for the World? A voracious reader (with a sweet tooth for Wodehouse), Douglas blogs prolifically at He and his wife Nancy have three children and fifteen grandchildren.

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"The bigger picture on covenant children and God's mark of ownership"

JD Lollar on 10/19/2011 12:25:19 AM


Comments: This is the book that convinced me of infant baptism. I had heard the usual explanations of the parallels with circumcision and its covenantal significance, but I had never heard the larger symbolism that fills the pages of scripture. The chapter entitled, "The Olive Tree and Olive Shoots" was particularly helpful. I recommend this book to all, but especially those who may be newer to the Reformed faith and still searching out their position on baptism. It will certainly challenge you to be cons... More details

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