The Rickety Bridge and the Broken Mirror

Two Parables of Paedobaptism and One Parable of the Death of Jesus Christ

by Hal Brunson, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/24/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9780595438167

About the Book

"John and Christ administered baptism totins corpore submersione, by the submission of the whole body The very word 'baptize' signifies to immerse entirely, and it is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient Church."

John Calvin

"The Greek word baptizo means 'immerse' or 'plunge', and the word baptisma means 'immersion'."

Martin Luther

"Immersion of the whole body was used from the beginning, which expresses the force of the word 'baptize', whence John baptized in a river. It was afterward changed into sprinkling, though it is uncertain when or by whom."

Ulrich Zwingli

"Baptism is immersion in water."

Philip Melancthon

"It is true that there is no express command to baptize infants in the New Testament, no express record of the baptism of infants, and no passages so stringently implying it that we must infer from them that infants were baptized."

B. B. Warfield

"There is no Biblical basis for infant baptism-this tradition is simply an old error of the church."

Karl Barth

About the Author

Dr. Hal Brunson is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Parker, Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Brunson was a pastor for over thirty years and has also served in various educational roles including teacher, administrator, and consultant. Dr. Brunson has been married to Judy since 1974, and they have two sons: Trey, a teacher, and Matt, a medical student.