Lordís Day 27 Themes and Divisions

 

A. Veldman

 

Holy baptism points us to Godís faithfulness to towards the believers and their seed.

 

In his faithfulness God:

 

1.      Gave us a place in his covenant

2.      Signified and sealed to us the promise of the covenant

3.      Sanctifies us to serve him in the covenant

 

C. Bouwman

 

God claims for himself the children he gives to believers

 

1.      This fact has been disputed

2.      This fact is Scriptural

3.      This fact gives obligations

 

A. VanDelden

 

All those who are bonded to Christ share his saving merits

 

We confess that:

 

1.      Only those bonded to Christ receive grace

2.      All those bonded to Christ receive baptism

 

R. Pot

 

Christ has us baptized in order that we may be saved

 

1.      Who must be baptized?

2.      Who will be saved?


W. Huizinga

 

Your baptism seals to you and demands from you regeneration

 

1.      Your baptism seals the promise of regeneration

2.      Your baptism demands your regeneration

 

W. Bredenhof

 

Who should be baptized?

 

1.      Unbaptized adults who become Christians

2.      The children of Christians

 

C. Stam

 

Holy baptism is also for children

 

1.      They receive the promise of the covenant

2.      They receive the sign of the covenant

 

R.H. Bremmer

 

Godís congregation is a baptized congregation

 

1.      She is that by virtue of Godís command

2.      Godís command seals that to her

3.      Therein lies a powerful appeal to faith for her.

 

K. Dijk

 

Baptism as divine pledge and sign

 

1.      Divine pledge

2.      Divine sign

 

Baptism and your children

 

1.      Baptism and child

2.      Child and baptism

 

Questions with infant baptism

 

1.      Regarding your children

2.      Regarding Godís truth

3.      Regarding your calling

 

J. Kok

 

Holy baptism according to Godís Word

 

1.      Not the water but the blood and Spirit of Christ

2.      Not only the sign but also the seal

3.      Not only for adults but also for children

 

The doctrine of baptism maintained according to Scripture

 

1.      QA 72: ďThe blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sinĒ (1 John 1:7)

2.      QA 73: ďFor a seal of the righteousness of faithĒ (Rom. 4:11)

3.      QA 74: ďThe children of the promise are regarded as seedĒ (Rom. 9:8)