The Seal and Testimony of God's Grace: Baptism

What is baptism, and what does it mean to be baptized? This article discusses how we are to understand this testimony of God's grace, and what we are to do with it. Along the way it gives some attention to the "Forms for Baptism" used in Continental Reformed churches. It also discusses the differences of opinion over infant baptism, and what it has meant to various groups in the Reformed tradition that infants are sanctified in Christ.

Baptism, Profession of Faith, Lord’s Supper

Young people are ready to make profession of faith when they come to the conclusion that the doctrine of the church is in agreement with God's word. This way of thinking has a bearing on the way catechism is taught. Catechism classes ought to embrace the three forms of unity as expressing the doctrine taught by the church. This article also explores the link between baptism, profession of faith and the Lord's Supper.

“He’s Just a Little-Bitty Baby”: A Look at the Structure of the Covenant of Grace

Infant baptism is rooted in the covenant of God. The covenant of the Old and New Testament share the same structure; namely, it is a spiritual covenant which points to God's grace and embodies promise and responsibility. This understanding of the covenant necessitates infant baptism.