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Cross-Examination: Infant Baptism Part 2

Each month the "Cross-Examination" column presents a summary statement of a Reformed and Reconstructionist conviction in theology or ethics, and then offers brief answers to common questions, objections or confusions which people have about that belief. Send issues or questions you would like addressed by Dr. Bahnsen to the editor.

We have seen that the covenant signs of circumcision and baptism pointed to the cleansed and consecrated (holy) character of God's people, even though not everyone within the covenant community (or church) lived up to that signification in the Old Testament, just as not everyone within the New Testament covenant community (or church) lives up to it. Nevertheless the signs of circumcision and baptism retain their value and importance in the eyes of God, the Lord of the covenant.