Thursday, October 20, 2011

Reflection on Baptism discussion last night

We discussed that we are baptized at birth in God and are cloaked in His forgiveness:

"…babies can do absolutely nothing to earn accept or believe in forgiveness; the church in baptizing them, simply declares that they have it. We are not forgiven, therefore, because we made ourselves forgivable or even because we had faith; we are forgiven solely because there is a Forgiver. And our one baptism for the forgiveness of sins remains the lifelong sacrament, the premier sign of that fact." (Capon, The Parables of Grace p140)


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