While preparing to teach on regenerate church membership and believer’s baptism in my church tomorrow, I came across one of my favorite quotes from Charles H. Spurgeon. It’s from his autobiography, and I couldn’t agree more with him.
“If I thought it wrong to be a Baptist, I should give it up, and become what I believed to be rightâ€¦ If we could find infant baptism in the word of God, we should adopt it. It would help us out of a great difficulty, for it would take away from us that reproach which is attached to us,â€”that we are odd, and do not as other people do. But we have looked well through the Bible, and cannot find it, and do not believe that it is there; nor do we believe that others can find infant baptism in the Scriptures, unless they themselves first put it there.”
â€”Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Susannah Spurgeon, Joseph Harrald, The Autobiography of Charles H. Spurgeon, vol. 1 (Chicago: F.H. Revell, 1898), p. 155.