"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Friday, March 20, 2009

Feeling the love from my Baptist brothers...


What does John Calvin have in common with a Neo-Nazi and a Unitarian Universalist? None of them would be allowed communion at Mark Dever's church. Seems paedo-baptism ranks up there with universalism and racism with Dever. But for what it's worth, R. Scott Clark was not offended writing:

I’m not offended. Mark is a good friend, a very good scholar, and a churchly gentleman. God bless him and may he embrace the faith of Abraham with us. I stand ready to baptize his children any time he wishes.

5 comments:

M. Jay Bennett said...

I agree with Clark. I would take offense if Dever didn't consider paedobaptism a sin. At least he is willing to be consistent with what he believes is truth. What more can anyone do? It is neither safe nor right to go against one's conscience. We do still believe in liberty of conscience right?

Jared Nelson said...

True but Dever is welcome to take the supper at our church anytime: open invitation. :)

Matthew Lush said...

That is actually an area I struggle with Jared; we have a Presbyterian friend who attends our evening services. He has been to at least one morning service, but he is not welcome at the table (according to the Pastor/elders). I personally think he should be, but meh I still think I a convinced Presbyterian who attends a Baptist church. My sin to to bear.

Aaron said...

oh well what are you going to do? You are welcome at the table and on the membership roles of many credobaptist churches.

Fearsome Comrade said...

Credobaptists that commune paedobaptists are hypocrites, because they're saying by their actions that it's not actually necessary to be validly baptized...either that, or infant baptism really is valid baptism. This sort of ecumenism is simply a step toward liberalism.d