Biblical and pastoral, simple and accessible, this booklet explains in a nontechnical style why we should baptize the infants of believing parents. Chapell addresses the biblical background of infant baptism, its biblical basis, and its benefits to parents and children. He also shows pastors how to administer the sacrament in ways that are meaningful and helpful for their churches.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework—otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
Bryan Chapell is senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinios, and served as president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis from 2012–2013. He graduated from Northwestern University with his BSJ in journaling, English literature, and American history. He received his MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary and obtained his PhD from Southern Illinois University.
"The Basics of the Reformed Faith series of booklets provides us with brief, clear, accurate and edifying introductions to key aspects of Christian life and experience. They are biblically sound, well researched, and written by faithful pastor-teachers." - Ligon Duncan Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi