From psa145 in the ESV thread: I was in the bookstore today and looked at a ESV. It looks just as corrupted as the other modern versions. Acts 8:37-the only verse that tells us what to do prior to water baptism, MISSING! I've seen two variations on this argument: one saying that the "omission" of Acts 8:37 paves the way for "baptismal regeneration" by eliminating an explicit and necessary confession of faith before baptism; the other argument says basically the same thing except that it clears the way for paedobaptism. So, that only raises the question: <LI>If Acts 8:37 is such a decisive text in favour of believers' baptism, why were the Anglicans who translated the KJV all paedobaptists and baptismal regenerationists? <LI>Conversely, why are so many NIV, NASB, and ESV users Baptists if their Bibles omit this crucial verse? Clearly, Acts 8:37 is not a decisive proof-text for the doctrine of baptism . . . in either direction. The KJV-onlyists are, as usual, blowing smoke.