Category Archives: Baptism

Can Reformed Baptists Join Old School Presbyterian Churches?

It is almost inevitable that Old School Presbyterian (OSP) church planters will have people from differing theological backgrounds visiting their congregations, and some of the most common visitors will be Reformed Baptists. Obviously having Reformed Baptists (RBs) visit your congregation … Continue reading

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Are Roman Catholic Baptisms Valid?

In the late 1980s a debate arose within the PCA that has troubled Presbyterians for centuries, namely is Roman Catholic Baptism valid, or should we baptize someone who was sprinkled in a Roman Catholic Church when we admit them to … Continue reading

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Recommended Resource on the Status of Covenant Children

For those of you who may have read the On Deciding Whether A Child is Ready to Receive the Lord’s Supper and Contra Schenck posts and who are now looking for further resources on the status of the children of … Continue reading

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Contra Schenck

One of the questions that should concern pastors, Old School Presbyterian or not, is “what is the status of the children of believers or ‘Covenant Children’?” That question, after all, will dramatically affect the way in which we preach and … Continue reading

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The Due Administration and Right Receiving of the Sacraments Instituted by Christ, Pt. 1 of 2

                  The Elements of Public Worship Part VII The Due Administration and Right Receiving of the Sacraments Instituted by Christ Pt. 1 of 2 Q92: What is a sacrament? A92: A sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ, wherein, … Continue reading

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