"It is an article of our faith, that 'the baptism of young children (infants) is in any wise to be retained in the church, as one most agreeable to the institution of Christ.' But yet, with all our searching, we have been unable to find, in the New Testament, a single express declaration, or word, in favor of infant baptism. We justify this rite, therefore, solely on the ground of logical inference, and not on any express word of Christ or his apostles. This may, perhaps, be deemed, by some of our readers, a strange position for a pedo-baptist. It is by no means, however, a singular opinion. Hundreds of learned pedobaptists have come to the same conclusion; especially since the New Testament has been subjected to a closer, more conscientious, and more candid exegesis than was formerly practiced by controversialists" -Albert Taylor Bledsoe, a well known writer associated with the Methodist Church, Southern Review, Vol. 14, pg. 334).

     "As Christ enjoins them to teach before baptizing, and desires that none but believers shall be admitted to baptism, it would appear that baptism is not properly administered unless when preceded by faith" -John Calvin, the founder of the Presbyterian Church, Harmony of the Evangelists, Vol. 3, pg. 38).

     "Baptism was administered at first only to adults, as men were accustomed to conceive baptism and faith as strictly connected. We have all reason for not deriving infant baptism from apostolic institution somewhat later, as an apostolical tradition serves to confirm this hypothesis" - August Willhelm Neander, Lutheran called "the father of modern history" (Church History, Vol. 1, pg. 424).

     "On the subject of infant baptism I have said nothing….Commands, or plain and certain examples, in the New Testament relative to it (infant baptism, dm), I do not find. Nor, with my views of it, do I need them" -Moses Stuart, a Congregationalist called "the father of Biblical literature in America" (Mode of Christian Baptism, pgs. 189, 190).