A Reformed Theology Of Baptism

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

For the second generation of Reformed theologians (Heinrich Bullinger [d. 1572], John Calvin [d. 1564], John Knox [d. 1572]), baptism is a seal confirming and ratifying God's promise in the Word to save. Infant baptism does not accomplish salvation or free the child from original sin; rather, it sets the infant on a path toward repentance, conversion, and personal faith, a path that takes place within God's covenant community, the church.

Baptism is recognized and celebrated by Reformed...


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