Oren’s books and articles were very influential in my life when I came to Christ.
One particular day, many moons ago, I was doing some planning for Christmas with a group of students. I did what I always do—wrote Xmas on the board. I went on my merry way the rest of that evening, preaching Jesus to students, hanging out for a bit, and then going home. Little did I know that I had committed quite the blasphemous act that would label me in the eyes of a couple as a youth pastor who didn’t respect Jesus.
“I was once a seventh grade boy. I’ll tell you right now, you think you’re honoring your son by trusting him, but you are setting him up for a fall. You could hand him a gun, and his life might turn out better than if you just hand him over to the Internet.”
In his recent article, “The Real Reason Evangelicals Don’t Baptist Babies,” Morris, who is not a baptistic evangelical, wants to let those of us who are baptistic evangelicals know what is really going on in our hearts when we deny infant baptism.