1 The first public recognition of infant baptism was A. D. 250. It may be supposed to have existed anterior to that period, and to have been gradually working its way into the church along with other corruptions. But the grand error under the sanction of which it obtained prevalence, was that baptism and regeneration were one and the same thing. So soon as that came to be a general belief, it was deemed necessary in order to ensure the spiritual illumination of infants, to have them baptized.–See Neander’s History of the Christian Religion, p. 361.

2 S. Miller of Princeton.

3 H. F. Burder of England.

4 Robinson’s Scripture Characters.

5 Macknight on Rom. iv. 11.

6 Photii epist. ccv. p. 302, as quoted by Suicer.

7 Vol 3.–Yy.