So, who are the proper subjects of water baptism? As most non-Catholics will attest, it is the professing Christian that is the proper subject for water baptism. But… there are some especially Presbyterians who are Paedobaptists which is Latin for “Baby Sprinkler”. They do not baptize for the same reason as the Catholics do, for the Paedobaptist, it is a covenantal sign.
On Sunday August 19, there was a debate between Gene Cook, Jr. and Paul Manata regarding who the proper subjects for baptism were. Paul Manata defended the Paedobaptist side, Gene Cook, Jr. for the Credobaptist. Paul is a great debater but was hampered by a flawed view of the old covenants in light of the new covenant.