Several years ago I left the PCA because a view of mine was deemed to be out of accord with “PCA Presbyterianism.” That position? I regard all baptized persons (infant or adult) as Christians until they prove otherwise. For some reason this was like kryptonite to Presbyterians in Southern California where, I believe, too much of a baptistic worldview has been imbibed.
Now I find that my view has a strange bed-fellow in the Baptist John Piper. Though he doesn’t believe in infant baptism, his practice gets one to the same place on a day-to-day basis. He writes in this essay on why children should be taught to pray:
I don't know when a child is born again. I don't assume that a child must become a blatant rebellious unbeliever before he is regenerated. He can start to believe at a young age. And because he can believe at a young age, and because I can't tell precisely when his faith becomes his own and authentic, I don't want to wait too long before I start treating him as a believer.