We are accustomed to think that baptism is a statement that we make. And while there is a sense in which this is true, the foundational reality is that it is a statement that God makes. It is a statement of ownership, of possession. It should be obvious that in the case of infants, we need to have warrant for saying that God in fact wants to make this statement in this fashion. He has done this in many ways, but here is just one. In 1 Cor. 7:14, what does the apostle Paul calls children of at least one believing parent? He says they are hagia, saints. And it is not our custom to leave any saint unbaptized.
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