Landmarkism began in the 19th century. It proclaims the Baptist church as the only true church, and it unqualifiedly denies the universal church. Is it correct to do so? Did Christians, including Baptists prior to the 19th century, really miss this doctrine for almost 2,000 years?
Dr. Cooper brought some valid criticisms to Dr. Ortlund's argument for credobaptism from the earliest years of post-canonical church history. I want to weigh in to this conversation, not predominantly for criticism's sake, but by way of developing the discussion from a Baptist perspective.
What if we understood each an every person to be, first and foremostly, a creation of God which bears God's image. And then, what if we defined God's image according to what God actually says it is? If we did that, I think we would have another Renaissance.