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Q&A | "Why do you baptize babies?"

Willow Creek Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, a denomination that practices something called paedo-baptism (from the Latin, paedo, meaning children). Recognizing that many of our members and neighbors come from Baptist (more specifically, credo-baptist) backgrounds and convictions, I wanted to share a few resources to outline and explain our understanding of the Bible's teaching regarding this sacrament. 

Why Does the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Baptize Infants? (web)

A Brief Defense of Infant Baptism, by Kevin DeYoung (web)

Jesus Loves the Little Children: Why We Baptize Children, by Daniel Hyde (book)

Why Do We Baptize Infants?, by Bryan Chapell (book)

Baptism: Three Views, edited by Daniel Wright (book)

Finally, here is a very nice, concise video explanation from Dr. Bryan Chapell: