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The subject under consideration to-night is Infant Baptism, and while I desire to be emphatic and plain I wish to state my convictions upon this subject so that when I stand before my God I shall not be ashamed of having defended the truth against the traditions of men. I want to say just as emphatically as I can that the doctrine of Infant Baptism is a direct reﬂection up'on the atonement of Jesus Christ, and there, is no man living can point to one verse in the Bible where God or Christ or the apostles ever baptized a baby. Infant baptism is one of the traditions of men referred to in the text. By its introduction the church transgressed the law, made void the commandment, and as Jesus said, By the tradition of the elders you have made the commandment of God of none effect, and in the latter part of my text He said, Every plant which My Heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up. I am going to get after that weed to-night. I am going to show you the Bible in contra-distinction to the tradition of men, and having presented to you what the Bible and the history says upon the question, then I shall, leave it for you to decide as to whether you will believe in infant baptism or not. It is alleged that the Bible does teach infant baptism and gives instances where infants were baptized. Now I deny that allegation and I am going to read you every quotation that I can call to mind that I have ever heard used in support of infant baptism. That is fair, I think, if I give both sides of the question.
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