Baptism Now Saves You | William Ames

The outward baptism doth not save us of itself, but the inward, because outward baptism is common to the hypocrites as well as to the faithful, it comes not unto the soul, and it hath no saving power in itself. This may serve to admonish us, not to put too much trust and confidence in the outward Sacraments, or to rely thereupon, that we are baptized and partake of the Lord’s Supper, but  always to seek the spiritual grace of the Sacraments.… Read More Baptism Now Saves You | William Ames

Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures (2) | Samuel Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford on Infant Baptism (Part 2) The following is Chapter 14 of The Covenant of Life Opened Considerations of the Arguments from Gen. 17, Mark 10:15-16, Luke 18, Math. 19, & Rom. 11 for Infant Baptism.  If God be the God of Abraham and of his seed, Gen. 17. therefore every male child shall… Read More Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures (2) | Samuel Rutherford

Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures

Samuel Rutherford on Infant Baptism (Part 1) Chapter 13 of The Covenant of Life Opened (published in 1655) There are two sorts of Covenanting, one external, professed, visible, conditional, another internal, real, absolute and the differences betwixt them. 2. Infants Externally in Covenant under the New Testament 3. Some Questions touching infants.  Persons are two ways… Read More Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures