1. Of what is baptism a sign and seal?
Of the washing away of sins in the blood of Jesus Christ.Acts 2:38
2. Who must receive baptism?
All adult believers who confess their sins and their faith in Christ, and their children.
3. Why must infants be baptized?
Because they as well as adults are comprehended in the covenant of grace. Genesis 17:7; Acts 2:39
4. How can they be comprehended in that covenant?
Because God establishes His covenant in the line of continued generations. Genesis 3:15; 17:7; Acts 2:39
5. Prove from Scripture that God establishes His covenant with
His people in the line of generations.“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.” Genesis 17:7
6. Who are Abraham’s seed?
All believers, because Abraham is called the father of those who believe. Romans 4:12, 16; Galatians 3:9
7. Are all baptized children, then, elect?
Certainly not, for they are not all Israel that are of Israel.Romans 9:6
8. Does not God, then, seal in baptism that which He does notal ways bestow?
Not at all, for baptism, like circumcision, seals the righteousness which is by faith. Romans 4:11
9. What obligation follows from being baptized?
To love the Lord our God with all our heart and to walk in anew and holy life.
1. In Galatians 3:16, who does Paul say is the seed of Abraham?
2. In Galatians 3:29, who does Paul say are the seed of Abraham?
3. Look up Lord’s Day 27, Question and Answer 74, and write what this Lord’s Day gives as the grounds for the baptism of infants.
4. Read the parts of the Baptism Form that deal with “To infants of believers,” and write what this section gives as the grounds for the baptism of infants.
5. Look up I Corinthians 10:1, 2; I Peter 3:20, 21; and the Prayer in the Baptism Form and explain how the Flood and the passage through the Red Sea are types of baptism.