Rev. William MacIntyre
The writer of The Token of the Covenant, Rev. William MacIntyre of Maitland and Sydney, Australia, along with his brother, Rev. Allan MacIntyre of the Manning River, were reckoned by some “amongst the ablest and most important clergymen New South Wales ever had”. In 1864 they both joined in the formation of the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia.
The subject of baptism has long been a controversial matter within the Church of God in the world. This booklet deals in brief compass with the question of the mode, nature and design of baptism. It is written from the paedo-baptist point of view, and seeks to establish the scripturalness of infant baptism and also the validity of sprinkling as the mode of baptism. It may be too much to hope that anti-paedobaptists will be brought to acknowledge what they have so long rejected, but the pamphlet, we hope, will be useful in establishing paedo-baptists in the scripturalness of the position and practice which they maintain. It is with prayer for this particular end that the Publications Committee of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland send it forth.
B. Macleod, Dingwall, May 1984
THE TOKEN OF THE COVENANT; OR THE SUBJECTS,
In the following pages we shall endeavour to present and vindicate, with as much brevity as possible, what the Scriptures teach with respect to the subjects, the mode, and the nature and design of baptism. It will, indeed, be impossible, within the limits which we must prescribe to ourselves, to bestow anything like a full and exhaustive treatment on these topics. We hope, however, that, by a careful selection of materials, and a strict economy of space in using them, we shall be able to furnish the intelligent reader with the means of attaining to a scriptural belief, or of justifying and defending such belief already adopted.
Permission to republish The Token of the Covenant has been granted by © 1984 Free Presbyterian Publications, 133 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6LE. Copyright laws apply.
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