This article shows how the sovereign, electing love of God is found already in the opening address spoken at the occasion of a profession of faith: "Beloved in our Lord Jesus Christ." It explains how this address is really first given at our baptism. It stresses the need for a prompt profession as a response to 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.