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Heidelberg Catechism. Q74. Are infants also to be baptized?
Answer: Yes: for since they, as well as the adult, are included in the covenant and church of God; and since redemption from sin by the blood of Christ, and the Holy Ghost, the author of faith, is promised to them no less than to the adult; they must therefore by baptism, as a sign of the covenant, be also admitted into the christian church; and be distinguished from the children of unbelievers as was done in the old covenant or testament by circumcision, instead of which baptism is instituted in the new covenant."
Gen.17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. (b) Matt.19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
1Cor 7:14 Joel 2:16 Mat 19:14 Luk 1:14,15 Psa 22:10 Acts 10:47 1Cor 12:13 c/w 7:14 Gen 17:14 Col 2:11,12,13.
Protestant Reformers and Catholics alike have used forms of inquisition. Not all forms of inquisition are evil, however, there is sin on both sides of the aisle.
On Richard Bennett: It's easy for a Catholic priest to leave his low to nil-paying office, rip-out several books from the Bible, take a wife and start a Protestant congregation or website ministry writing a white paper about each sin that's ever been committed in the 2,000 years of the Roman Catholic Church.
Of course one could also employ this with one's parents by standing up a website to discuss all of their sin and any other sin ever committed by those with your surname. (God help me if my children were to ever do this. Moral: Be loving to your 21st Century children.)
At the end of the day, will you be blessed by putting another's sin on public display?
Instead, what did Paul call us to do?
"Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head." -Romans 12:20
Michael Hranek wrote: Tony I've been doing a lot of truck driving so I haven't kept up on all of the discussions going on. But your post reminds me there seems to be a major (subtle) push to reinterpret Revelation to make Islam not the Roman Catholic Church the Great Harlot of Revelation. Thanks for your post.
Muslims who are honest with themselves and the Koran know that their religion is of the sword. They are willing to kill, maim and destroy all that's in their way including the Vatican.
Rome understood this at least 800 years ago and launched counter-attacks now known infamously as the Crusades.
It's important to be cognizant of your enemy lest you be caught unawares.