Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Gilbert Thiele

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41; Colossians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 1:16; Acts 16:15; Acts 16:33; Titus 3:5; John 3:6; Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 18:6; 2 Corinthians 9:9; Genesis 17:12;


Shortly before He ascended into heaven, Jesus gave this command: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. The Book of Acts presents this command in action. “So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls” But nowhere in Scripture do we find the specific command, "Baptize infants.” Nor do we find a statement which specifically says that infants were baptized. This has caused many people to wonder about infants. Are they also to be baptized? Is infant baptism a valid, apostolic practice?

The purpose of this paper is to assist in finding the answer to this question. We shall attempt to show the validity of infant baptism. But our evidence shall be restricted to extra-Biblical, historical sources.

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