Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Who Said That?

Who said...?

"When someone is baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, they are ushered into an objective, visible, covenant membership. Regardless of the state of their heart, regardless of any hypocrisy, regardless of whether or not they mean it, such a person is now a visible saint, a Christian. God has made a statement concerning this person, and the one baptized has an obligation to say amen to God’s statement through how he lives his life."

I'll post the answer next week. No cheating, (Googling etc.)

2 comments:

Zach said...

Ooooohhh. That second sentence is a doozy.

Not sure who it is yet. He/She is either Roman Catholic or way-off the deep end Covenantal. I'd hate for it to be the latter. It would be interesting to see how the term "Christian" is used here.

Chris said...

What are your thoughts on these two questions: the 1st from the Westminster Shorter Catechism and the 2nd from the Larger?

"Q. 91. How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation?

A. The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that doth administer them; but only by the blessing of Christ, and the working of his Spirit in them that by faith receive them"

And the 2nd Question

"Question 161: How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation?

Answer: The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not by any power in themselves, or any virtue derived from the piety or intention of him by whom they are administered, but only by the working of the Holy Ghost, and the blessing of Christ, by whom they are instituted"


Just curious. Does anything actually "happen" when one is baptized?