Reformation Bookshelf CD 28 contains classic
Calvinistic books and debates on baptism at
and at the "Outside Web Link" below.
The Westminster Confession of Faith
Chapter XXVIII. Of Baptism
I. Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament,
ordained by Jesus Christ, not only for the solemn
admission of the party baptized into the visible
Church, but also to be unto him a sign and seal of
the covenant of grace, or his ingrafting into Christ,
of regeneration, of remission of sins, and of his
giving up unto God, through Jesus Christ, to walk in
newness of life: which sacrament is, by Christ's own
appointment, to be continued in his Churchy until the
end of the world.
II. The outward element to be used in the sacrament
is water, wherewith the party is to be baptized in
the name of the Father, & of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost, by a minister of the gospel, lawfully called
III. Dipping of the person into the water is not
necessary; but baptism is rightly administered by
pouring or sprinkling water upon the person.IV. Not
only those that do actually profess faith in and
obedience unto Christ, but also the infants of one or
both believing parents are to be baptized.
V. Although it be a great sin to contemn or neglect
this ordinance, yet grace & salvation are not so
inseparably annexed unto it as that no person can be
The rest of the WCF is at
Great Sermon! An instructive and informative teaching on the subject of baptism. "Those to whom the promise is made ought to be baptised. The promise is made to parents and their children." The administration of the outward sign of the remission of sins, unto those included in that promise. Who are we to deny our children the sacrament which our Lord has ordained. Thankyou Rev. Price for a good word.