Ephesians 4: Infants and the Lord

2009 February 23

I will probably post a longer version of this at http://paedocommunion.wordpress.com later.

When you read the following, ask, “Who is baptized?” Who is a member of the one Body which is growing into the one headThe Baptized are contiguous with the Body, contiguous with the children of the Father who is God.

1I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. [Ephesians 4.1-5]

What are the implications?  Infant salvation at least is implied.

!!! Be sure: I don’t mean baptism saves you, but we baptize infants because God promised to be God to us and to our children after us, commanding that they receive the sign of inclusion [Gen 17.7-11 READ], which is the seal of the righteousness that comes previously by faith [Rom 4.11 READ].

We are commanded to presume them faithful, and matching this, we are commanded to include them sacramentally.

If you are interested in the doctrine of Paedofaith (a new word for an old idea), I have made a video about it here: http://www.WinepressFilms.com .