The Sacraments of the New Testament

Q. 93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?

A. The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.

General Articles

The Westminster Confession of Faith on the Sacraments

Baptism

Is God the God of the Mature, Professing Christian Only?
The Response of a Reformed Paedobaptist to Greg Welty's "A Critical Evaluation of Paedobaptism"
By: Mark Horne
This article is a response to a paper by Greg Welty, a Reformed Baptist. Welty's paper can be referenced by clicking here. Horne's paper, being a response, makes more sense if one has read Welty's paper first. Horne's article is not just a refutation, but also an original contribution in the areas of Covenant Theology, election, perseverance, and soteriology.

Studies on Baptism (Offsite)
By: Rev. Ralph A. Smith

An allegory intended to illustrate Covenant Theology's view of history, the relationship of water baptism to circumcision, and the reason we baptize infants.
By: Robin Griffin
Has ever a title been more descriptive? Check this charming essay out!

The Lord's Supper

On the Proper Time for the Admission of Recent Converts to the Full Communion of the Church
Princeton Review, vol. 5, no.3, July, 1833. (courtesy of James Dodson, owner Covenanter.org)

Debarring and Inviting Service - at the administration of the Lord's Supper, 1871
By Rev. S. Bowden (courtesy of James Dodson, owner Covenanter.org)

The Debate Over Paedocommunion:

The History of Paedocommunion: From the Early Church Until 1500
By: Rev. Tommy Lee
This is an article written by a seminary student which discusses the history of the observance of small child communion. The debate over paedocommunion is raging in various denominations. CRTA will continue to post articles about this subject.

Appendix: The Theology of Paedocommunion
By: Rev. Tommy Lee
This is an appendix to the above article by Rev. Lee. The article above is a more historical treatment of paedocommunion. This article is a defense of paedocommunion theologically.

Several Articles from the Historic Reformed Position Against Paedocommunion:

Arguments Against Paedocommunion - (Posted on The Aquila Report)
Four broad reasons that the practice of paedocommunion is both erroneous and dangerous.
Written by Peter M. Dietsch | Friday, August 15, 2014

Paedocommunion: A Return to or Departure from Biblical Practice? (Offsite)
by Reverend D.A. Bass

Anti-Paedocommunion (Offsite)
From: Third Millennium Ministries.

PCA Historical Center
Report of the Adinterim Committee to Study the Question of Paedocommunion (PDF)

Please let me know of any good articles online for or against paedocommunion.
I will be happy to add them here if they seem useful. email Ed Walsh

The Anabaptists and their Stepchildren
By: Rev. Prof. Dr. Francis Nigel Lee, of the Queensland Presbyterian Theological Hall in Australia.
A reply to Dr. Leonard Verduin's book: The Reformers and their Stepchildren. To a lesser extent, it also seeks to show that Reformation Protestantism alone is the true daughter of the patristic Catholic Church. In particular, it would demonstrate that especially Calvinism is the true granddaughter of Biblical Christianity -- of which contemporary churches need to be, and yet shall become, the true great-granddaughters.


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