The writer of The Token of the Covenant, Rev. William MacIntyre of Maitland and Sydney, Australia, along with his brother, Rev. Allan MacIntyre of the Manning River, were reckoned by some âamongst the ablest and most important clergymen New South Wales ever hadâ. In 1864 they both joined in the formation of the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia.
The subject of baptism has long been a controversial matter within the Church of God in the world. This booklet deals in brief compass with the question of the mode, nature and design of baptism. It is written from the paedo-baptist point of view, and seeks to establish the scripturalness of infant baptism and also the validity of sprinkling as the mode of baptism. It may be too much to hope that anti-paedobaptists will be brought to acknowledge what they have so long rejected, but the pamphlet, we hope, will be useful in establishing paedo-baptists in the scripturalness of the position and practice which they maintain. It is with prayer for this particular end that the Publications Committee of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland send it forth.