Puritan Board Junior
I am surprised that anyone evangelical and reformed would ask this question! The Bible is clear on subject of male leadership. One compromise will usually lead to another; possibly, possibly female Elders.
Dennis Fetherbay, RPCNA, Endicott, N.Y. (Reformed Baptist, would like to be totally Presbyterian and would except the Baptism issue)
That's quite a jump from allowing a female friend to baptize to ordaining women.
I take exception to the Confession at this point. I think an elder should oversee the baptism but would allow her to baptize. I know I among the minority on this issue (I do that a lot here).
Joseph, do you care to share why you think it acceptable for the female friend to baptize the young lady?
First, I see no direct command for only elders to do so. Also, I think that the 3,000 people converted and baptized would make it an impossible task for only the 12 apostles to do in one day. I assume there must have been some lay involvement.