“Baptism is a Sign and Seal of the CoVenant of Grace”- Tri Pres Daily 7/17/2021

Baptisms tomorrow!

What is a Baptism? Westminster Confession of Faith Chp 28, Section 1 says,

“Baptism is a sacrament of the new testament, ordained by Jesus Christ,(1) not only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible Church;(2) but also, to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace,(3) of his ingrafting into Christ,(4) of regeneration,(5) of remission of sins,(6) and of his giving up unto God, through Jesus Christ, to walk in newness of life.(7) Which sacrament is, by Christ’s own appointment, to be continued in His Church until the end of the world.(8)”

WCF 28:1

Check out the footnotes:

(1) Mt 28:19

(2) 1Co 12:13

(3) Ro 4:11 with Col 2:11,12

(4) Gal 3:27; Ro 6:5

(5) Tit 3:5

(6) Mk 1:4

(7) Ro 6:3,4

(8) Mt 28:19,20

You can read our church’s confession of faith in its entirety online here.