I just now found the "Infant Baptism" topic in the "Best Threads" category; I read it all and enjoyed it tremendously. Here is another defense or basis for infant baptism; I'd like to know what all of you think of it. I hope Baptists and non-Baptists will reply. Here it is: Based on John 1:9, all humans have the Light of Christ in them from the beginning of their lives. We are saved by grace through faith, as the Bible says, and since grace comes first (prevenient grace), this giving of the Light of Christ might be seen as the beginning of the process of spiritual baptism, and that all infants might thus be looked upon as partial members of the Body of Christ. Then, when they come to faith and are regenerated, their spiritual baptism is completed, and they are made full members of the Body of Christ. Therefore, an infant could be baptized with water to symbolize the beginning of this process, and when the infant later comes to faith in Christ, he/she could receive a further baptism--not a rebaptism--to symbolize the completion of this process. This theory runs counter to Baptist views of baptism and also to current mainline Protestant paedobaptist thought. It is, however, in at least partial accord with some earlier paedobaptist views of baptism. Well, what do y'all think? I'd really like to get all your opinions.