First and foremost, I consider Paul Manata to be brother in Christ even though I do not know him personally. I have no reason to think that he is anything but sincere in his faith. I also consider Paul to be an exceptionally intelligent, well-educated brother in Christ. For this reason, I extend the appropriate amount of regard and appreciation for the arguments that Paul makes in his defense of Paedobaptism.
Paul opens his argument with the following syllogism:
My argument is simple: (1) All members of the visible Church are proper subjects of Christian baptism (2) Infants of one or more professing Christian parent are members of the visible church. (3) Therefore, infants of one or more professing Christian parent are proper subjects of Christian baptism.