Anglicans: Baptism: For Babies or Believers?

The Church of England's canon law decrees that babies should be christened within a fortnight of birth. Parents are prone to stretch the deadline a bit, but now the whole practice is under fire. Three vicars have resigned from the Church of England, announcing that they no longer believe in infant baptism. Three others, with covert support from dozens of Low Church vicars, have informed their bishops that they will baptize only believing adults.

Infant baptism is a church custom that can be traced back at least to the second century. During the...

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