Westminster Confession, week 46

November 14, 2015

Chapter 28: Of Baptism

4: Not only those that do actually profess faith in and obedience unto Christ,[531] but also the infants of one, or both, believing parents, are to be baptized.[532]

5: Although it is a great sin to contemn or neglect this ordinance,[533] yet grace and salvation are not so inseparably annexed unto it, as that no person can be regenerated, or saved, without it:[534] or, that all that are baptized are undoubtedly regenerated.[535]

6: The efficacy of Baptism is not tied to that moment of time wherein it is administered;[536] yet, notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance, the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited, and conferred, by the Holy Ghost, to such (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongs unto, according to the counsel of God’s own will, in His appointed time.[537]

7: The sacrament of Baptism is but once to be administered unto any person.[538]

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