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Hi, I’ve read the article. In general I can agree, but one of the things bothering me is the use of the scripture:

John 3:5:

“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” [KJ]

The author states that “This clearly refers to baptism”.

I don’t understand the scripture in that way – to me, clearly this refers to birth and not “Infant Baptism”, for all are borne of water, but not all are of spirit. The other tidbits about the history of infant baptism is certainly interesting, but we read John 3:5 differently. If the Catholic church’s basis for infant baptism is John 3:5, then it does not seem so clear to me anymore. On the other hand, I have to admit that the bible does not anywhere condemn infant baptism.

With all respect.

Werner