Rather mirroring the first article to which I am going to link, and despite sounding like the start of a support group introduction, I feel it important to open with a caveat. Though I am a credo-baptist, I have many friends who are paedobaptist and I respect them a lot. I have learnt a great deal from many Reformed Presbyterian paedobaptists, whose books and articles I read, enjoy and agree with so much.
Beyond all that, it is worth mentioning I do not believe our view on baptism (whichever side of the divide we fall) should be a cause of division. Though I lead a credo-baptist church which only practices believers baptism by immersion (we are not dual practice), we will accept convinced paedobaptists to membership if they can theologically defend their position (see here for why). However, so long as (on either view) it is understood that baptism does not confer spiritual life – again, regardless of which side we fall – an errant view of baptism will not fundamentally alter our union with Christ and thus nor should it with his church.
With all those caveats out of the way, let me briefly point you to this defence of paedobaptism by Kevin DeYoung. I don’t want to focus on his article so much. Rather, I want to consider the three articles to which he links. They are three different individuals who changed their view from credo-baptism to paedobaptism. The three articles are:
- How I Changed My Mind About Paedobaptism – Liam Goligher
- Why I Changed My Mind About Baptizing [sic] Infants – Sean Michael Lucas
- Infant Baptism: How My Mind Has Changed – Dennis E. Johnson