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THE EVILS OF INFANT BAPTISM


By Robert Boyt C. Howell

Author of
The Terms of Communion at the Lord?s Table and The Deaconship

Charleston, SC: Southern Baptist Publication Society, 1852

TO THE SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, AND CONGREGATION IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
BY THEIR DEVOTED AND OBLIGED PASTOR


CONTENTS

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1
Infant baptism is an evil because its practice is unsupported by the word of God

CHAPTER 2
Infant baptism is an evil because its defense leads to most injurious perversions of Scripture

CHAPTER 3
Infant baptism is an evil because it engrafts Judaism upon the gospel of Christ

CHAPTER 4
Infant baptism is an evil because it falsifies the doctrine of universal depravity

CHAPTER 5
Infant baptism is an evil because the doctrines upon which it is predicated contradict the great fundamental principle of justification by faith

CHAPTER 6
Infant baptism is an evil because it is in direct conflict with the doctrine of the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration

CHAPTER 7
Infant baptism is an evil because it despoils the church of those peculiar qualities which are essential to the church of Christ

CHAPTER 8
Infant baptism is an evil because its practice perpetuates the superstitions that originally produced it

CHAPTER 9
Infant baptism is an evil because it subverts the scripture doctrine of infant salvation

CHAPTER 10
Infant baptism is an evil because it leads its advocates into rebellion against the authority of Christ

CHAPTER 11
Infant baptism is an evil because of the connection it assumes with the moral and religious training of children

CHAPTER 12
Infant baptism is an evil because it is the grand foundation upon which rests the union of church and state

CHAPTER 13
Infant baptism is an evil because it leads to religious persecutions

CHAPTER 14
Infant baptism is an evil because it is contrary to the principles of civil and religious freedom

CHAPTER 15
Infant baptism is an evil because it enfeebles the power of the church to combat error

CHAPTER 16
Infant baptism is an evil because it injures the credit of religion with reflecting men of the world

CHAPTER 17
Infant baptism is an evil because it is the great barrier to Christian union

CHAPTER 18
Infant baptism is an evil because it prevents the salutary impression which baptism was designed to make upon the minds both of those who receive it, and of those who witness its administration

CHAPTER 19
Infant baptism is an evil because it retards the designs of Christ in the conversion of the world

CHAPTER 20
Recapitulation, with concluding addresses

 
 
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