A while back, we were challenged to look at paedobaptism (infant baptism–a few months ago, I wouldn’t have known what that term meant). Then Melissa recommended a couple of books and Fletch also piped in, as well as several others that I don’t remember right now. Shane studied, and shared, and studied and shared some more. I read after him. We saw a lot of good arguments for coventental paedobatism. We were content to follow God where ever He led on this issue. Shane read both books Melissa recommended. We looked at what other people had to say on the issue. At one point, we were very close to saying yes, we need to have the 3 younger children baptized. But there were still questions that weren’t answered. Then someone recommended Vision Forum’s CD series on Covenental Credobaptism. William Einwechter explains the Covenental view of believer’s baptism so well. I love the way this CD series works. And I so admire the people on both sides of this issue for coming together and loving each other in spite of their differences. Shane and I can honestly say that we understand our paedobaptist brothers and sisters view and we respect it. I thank God and praise Him for His leading us down this road.
Meet us: Reformed, Covenental, Credobaptists
So what about church? God closed the door on the church I wrote about a few weeks ago. The age integrated one that we had found on the Vision Forum website that we were pretty excited about. It was not totally their view on paedobaptism–they are accepting of credobaptist believers, however, we would have been the only credobaptists at this time. There were other reasons too.
We visited a church were our good friends attend for a couple of weeks and hoped that it would work, but for several reasons, it won’t. Drats, ’cause there’s nothin we’d love better than attending the same church as our friends.
We visited a reformed baptist church today that we had visited some last summer for their Wednesday night Bible study. There are possibilities there, but we are resolved to wait on the Lord. I’m sure glad He knows where He’s leading. But I’ll be glad when he takes the blindfold off and lets us in on the secret. hehe