Thursday, November 19, 2009

Let us offer our infants to Him

Calvin's Institutes (1559)
Book 4 of 4 - External Means by which God Invites Us into the Society of Christ and Holds Us Therein

Chapter 16 - Infant Baptism fits with the nature of baptism
31-32 - Servetus
31. Calvin deals with 20 weak objections by Servetus.
32. Satan "is trying to take away from us the singular fruit of assurance and spiritual joy which is to be gathered from [infant baptism].... Unless we wish spitefully to obscure God's goodness, let us offer our infants to Him, for He gives them a place among those of His family and household, that is, the members of the church."

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