Baptism of Disciples Alone

Sale price $ 21.00 Regular price $ 30.00

Baptism of Disciples Alone

By Fred A. Malone


As a former Presbyterian minister, I baptized two of my infants. I was sincere. It was meaningful. I believed that infant baptism (paedobaptism) was biblical. However, I was sincerely and biblically wrong.

Now, I am convinced that the baptism authorized by the Bible is the baptism of disciples. In fact, I believe the Bible authorizes the baptism of disciples alone. This position may also be called credobaptism, from the Latin verb credo, meaning believe or trust. Other designations are believer’s baptism, confessor’s baptism, or professor’s baptism, all synonyms describing the baptism of disciples alone. Hoping to be gracious toward my paedobaptist friends and mentors, the purpose of this book is to prove that the Bible authorizes only disciple’s baptism. This book is also written, however, to help parents, pastors and laymen better understand the Baptist position for credobaptism versus paedobaptism so they can decide which local church to join and serve in.

From the Author’s Preface



A Covenantal Argument for
Credobaptism Versus Paedobaptism

Revised and Expanded Edition

This book sets out to prove that the Bible authorizes only credobaptism, the baptism of disciples alone.

The Baptism of Disciples Alone

By Dr. Fred A. Malone

©2008 by Founders Press

ISBN: 978-0-9785711-3-9

319 pages (hard cover)

Includes 2 new appendices

About the Author

Fred Malone is the pastor of First Baptist Church, Clinton, Louisiana. He received the MDiv degree from Reformed Theological Seminary (1974) and the PhD degree in New Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1989). He is the author of A String of Pearls Unstrung and co-wrote with Ernest C. Reisinger the introduction to the republished version of Abstract of Systematic Theology by James P. Boyce. Dr. Malone is a Board Member of Founders Ministries, the Midwest Center for Theological Studies, the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, and serves on the Administrative Council of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches in America.