A Sign of Membership in the Visible Community of Grace

Sola Scriptura:

Heinrich Ewers Heimweg von der Taufe“The key foundation of paedobaptism is the unity of the Old Testament and the New Testament… Abraham’s male descendants, and all the Old Testament nation of Israel, received circumcision in infancy, even though some among them were reprobate and would apostatize from the faith of their fathers. Therefore, circumcision signified membership in the visible community of grace…by virtue of parents, even though the physical act was no guarantee of salvation. Likewise, for Christians, baptism signifies membership in the visible community of grace…even though the act of water baptism is no guarantee of salvation. Though tied to regeneration – like circumcision – in the actual conferring of grace promised (to the elect to whom that grace belongs), baptism is nevertheless not tied to regeneration in the time and place of its administration.”

Read more: https://solascripturachristianity.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/in-defence-of-infant-baptism/

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