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Foreword (by the late Rev. Professor Dr. F.J.M. Potgieter (Th.D., Ph.D.)
BAPTISM DOES NOT REGENERATE: CALVINISM VERSUS 'CHRISTENING'
1. Intertestamental literature denies circumcisional regenerationism 2. Early-patristic literature denies baptismal regenerationism 3. Pre-baptismal regeneration even in some late-patristic literature 4. Syncretistic Cyprian: the father of baptismal regenerationism 5. Ritualistic baptismal regenerationism challenged by the Reformation 6. Modern ritualism maintains baptismal regenerationism 7. Statement of the problem of baptismal regenerationism 8. The saints before Abraham were justified without Circumcision 9. The circumcised Abraham and his uncircumcisable womenfolk 10. The circumcised yet still unregenerated male Shechemites 11. God threatened disobedient Moses himself; but not Moses’ uncircumcised son 12. Zipporah' s circumcising of her son was highly irregular 13. Calvin' s Institutes on the circumcising by Zipporah 14. Moses: fleshly Circumcision pointed to that of the heart 15. The Psalmist trusted in God before he was born 16. Joel on prenatal sanctification and Circumcision of the heart 17. Jeremiah on prenatal sanctification and Circumcision of the heart 18. Calvin on the Circumcision of the heart in Jeremiah 19. Ezekiel: God says that tiny (uncircumcised) covenantal infants are "My children!" 20. Malachi predicted the coming of John the Baptizer to convert also children 21. John the Baptizer filled with the Spirit from his mother' s womb 22. John the Baptizer prenatally acknowledged his Saviour Jesus 23. Was John the Baptizer regenerated before his birth? 24. The sinless Jesus was holy from His human conception onward 25. John the Baptizer demanded faith from others before baptizing them 26. John the Baptizer sprinkled not just penitent adults but also their children 27. Calvin on John' s demand for repentance before Baptism 28. John the Baptizer refused to baptize unbelieving Pharisees 29. John' s Baptism of the righteous Jesus Christ our Lord 30. Jesus evangelized the circumcised but unrighteous Judeans 31. Water and Spirit and entry into the Visible Church 32. Calvin stated the passage John 3:3-8 does not refer to Baptism 33. Not Jesus but only His Apostles then baptized in Judea 34. Matthew 9:2 & 18:6 clearly disprove baptismal regeneration