This Bothers Me

I was talking to a friend of mine and we were talking about infant baptism.  She attends a Wesleyan church, and Wesleyans do not believe in infant baptism.  I  attend a Lutheran church, and we do. She said she had always heard that Lutherans said, “The road to hell is paved with unbaptized children.”

I have been going to a Lutheran church all of my life, and I have never heard that, so I’m just here to say that, if you have heard that from a Lutheran, I’m really, really sorry.  I don’t think all Lutherans feel that way.

Update: As I searched on the Internet, I found that the above metaphor is attributed to Jonathan Edwards, who is most famous for his sermon that juniors in high school still study, “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God.”  He was Puritan–not Lutheran.


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