The Second Reformed View of Infant Baptism (Part 3 of 3) – Reformed Dogmatics

41. What is the second view that has existed along with the other in the Reformed church?  The following: In the Word of God, there is an offer of the benefits of the covenant on the condition of faith and repentance. By external calling, the Word says: all these benefits are for you, presupposing that … Continue reading The Second Reformed View of Infant Baptism (Part 3 of 3) – Reformed Dogmatics

Reformed Consensus On Infant Baptism (Part 2 of 3) – Reformed Dogmatics

Can you provide some citations that show that this conception of matters is what is generally found in Reformed theologians?  Yes. First of all Calvin, Institutes, 4.16.17-18, where he argues extensively that the children of believers can receive regeneration and the Holy Spirit. One should pay attention to the fact that he bases baptism on … Continue reading Reformed Consensus On Infant Baptism (Part 2 of 3) – Reformed Dogmatics

General Reformed Consensus On The Meaning Of Infant Baptism – Reformed Dogmatics (Part 1 of 3)

(*Stay tuned for part 2 as Vos cites noteworthy Reformed theologians to support the claims he makes here)     What, in general, is the view of the Reformed concerning the meaning of infant baptism?  On this there are two views that have both had defenders, though not both equally. We first give, in some propositions, … Continue reading General Reformed Consensus On The Meaning Of Infant Baptism – Reformed Dogmatics (Part 1 of 3)

Is God’s Knowledge The Same As His Power? – Reformed Dogmatics

Is God's knowledge the same as His power?  Some have claimed this. Augustine said, "We see the things that you have made because they exist; they exist, on the other hand, because you see them." In the same sense, Thomas Aquinas speaks of God's knowledge as the "cause of things." Likewise, many Reformed and Lutheran … Continue reading Is God’s Knowledge The Same As His Power? – Reformed Dogmatics