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Why We Baptize Babies

From Kevin DeYoung, whose books I have really enjoyed:

We do not believe that there is anything magical about the water we apply to the child. The water does not wash away original sin or save the child. We do not presume that this child is regenerate (though he may be), nor do we believe that every child who gets baptized will automatically go to heaven. We baptize infants not out of superstition or tradition or because we like cute babies. We baptize infants because they are covenant children and should receive the sign of the covenant.

You can read the rest of the post (which includes a list of resources) here.

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