I’m thinking through infant baptism – especially in relation to article 27 of the 39 articles of Anglican faith.
This arvo I have to write a 1000 word paper on it and some supporting views of old school preacher J.C Ryle.
For the most part, we claim baptism is an ‘outward sign of an inward reality’. I know that could be a simplified description of what’s going on (wherein probably lies the answer to my confusion), but if it is the case, how can we celebrate the regeneration/new birth of a 6 month old?
Some say it’s more for the parents than the child, but then that doesn’t seem to hold for me, because it’s the child who is being baptised. Is it meer wishful thinking?