Today’s Free E-book Friday is brought to you courtesy of James Alexander Haldane (1768-1851), “Reasons of a change of sentiment and practice on the subject of baptism: containing a plain view of the signification of the word, and of the persons for whom the ordinance is appointed; together with a full consideration of the covenant made with Abraham, and its supposed connexion with baptism”
On the last Dunker Bunker I mentioned that I think James Haldane is unique but I want to be wrong.
There are many who have “converted” from paedobaptism to credobaptism. There are even some of those men who have published works critiquing their old position and defending their new position (I’m thinking of Dr. Alexander Carson, Dr. Fred Malone, and Dr. Gary Crampton). What makes James Haldane unique is, to my knowledge, he is the only one who has published works defending paedobaptism and published defending credobaptism. See James Haldane’s, “A View of the Social Worship and Ordinances Observed by the First Christians: Drawn from the Sacred Scriptures Alone, Being an Attempt to Enforce Their Divine Obligation and to Represent the Guilt and Evil Consequences of Neglecting Them.” specifically, “Chapter IX. Of the Ordinances Observed by the Apostolic Churches, Section 7. Of Baptism” (pp. 313-340)
Perhaps I am wrong. If you are aware of anyone else who has done this please let us know in the comments.
To find out more about James and Robert Haldane see Volume 2 of “British Particular Baptists” from Particular Baptist Press (Series Editor, Michael A.G. Haykin) and the Banner of Truth book, Lives of Robert & James Haldane.