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Is my child ready for communion?

Is my child ready for communion?

One of the responsibilities of sessions is determining whether a non-communing child is now ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. Over the years, it has become the custom in many Reformed churches, even Old School Presbyterian ones, to assume that member children will...
Household Baptism: Resources

Household Baptism: Resources

Good and godly men disagree over this question: To whom is the sacrament of baptism properly administered? Those who hold to the credo-baptist position (i.e., only repentant adults may be baptized) defend their position in a relatively simple manner by pointing to...

Infant Baptism – A Duty of God’s People

As Christians we all ought to be concerned to do all those things which God has commanded us and to avoid those things God has forbidden. This should be true in every endeavor of life (1 Cor. 10:31; Matt. 4:4), thus it should obviously be true in our formal worship of...
Household Baptism Debate

Household Baptism Debate

James White (Pastor of a Reformed Baptist church in Phoenix, AZ and the director of Alpha Omega Ministries) debates Bill Shishko (Pastor of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Franklin Square, NY) on the subject of Household Baptism. Debate Session 1 Debate Session...
Avoiding Extremes at Communion

Avoiding Extremes at Communion

Let us take heed to ourselves in the matter of the Lord’s supper. It is easy to err about it on either side. On the one hand, we are not to be content with staying away from the Lord’s table under the vague plea of unfitness. As long as we so stay away, we are...
Calvin on Lay Baptism

Calvin on Lay Baptism

… It is improper for private individuals to take upon themselves the administration of baptism; for it, as well as the dispensation of the Supper, is part of the ministerial office. For Christ did not give command to any men or women whatever to baptize  but to...