Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Kretzmann

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

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 4:17; Romans 6:17; Romans 16:17; Ephesians 4:20; 1 Corinthians 5:9ff; Galatians 5:2ff; Ephesians 5:22-6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; 1 Timothy 6:11ff; 2 Timothy 3:10-4:3; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:11-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Hebrews 6:1-2; Acts 19:9; Acts 2:38; Titus 2:12; Hebrews 10:22ff; Acts 8:37; Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:48; Acts 9:5; 1 Corinthians 1:17; John 4:2; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Galatians 6:6; Acts 11:26; Acts 18:26; Ephesians 4:11-12;


This paper is written more from the historical, than the dogmatical or liturgical point of view, yet we of the Lutheran faith treating the subject of baptism must certainly recognize the accusations of the anti-paedo-baptists who accuse us: "That infant baptism, taken as a whole and throughout its history, has been the most serious departure from Apostolic Christianity and evangelical faith that the world has to show" hence there is the point in this paper, namely to vindicate the Lutheran and Apostolic usage.

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