Covenant children separated from the world and exposed to the things of God. And what is it that separates them from the world? It is their baptism.
God’s pattern in the New Testament was to deal with households and to grant those households the sign of baptism.
A question about grandchildren was the crucial domino in my journey away from paedobaptism.
Both Presbyterians and Baptists often need to explain their misunderstood views.
If you were baptized before you were a converted believer, then, yes, you need to be baptized, since you have not, yet, been baptized.
Believers should not consider being baptized again because of a later, more tangible conversion experience.
In baptism, we are reminded of God’s pledge to bring us through the waters of judgment and raise us up with Christ.
The word proclaimed and sealed in the sacraments is valid, regardless of our response, but we don’t enjoy the blessings apart from receiving Christ with all of his benefits.
Obedience to the Great Commission gets complicated by misunderstandings about baptism.
The renaissance of evangelical Calvinism today is a marvelous gift of God. Yet as many across widely varying denominations embrace the doctrines of grace, the tendency is often to downplay their distinctives as relatively unimportant.