Baptism Does Not Regenerate! – Calvinism Versus “Christening”

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  35.  Calvin refuted the Anabaptists from Matthew 19:14  36.  Christ's Great Commission precludes baptismal regeneration yet includes babies  37.  Calvin on "he who believes and is baptized"  38.  The Calvinistic Westminster Standards on the Great Commission  39.  Jesus baptized His Church with His Spirit at Pentecost  40.  Be baptized: for the promise is to you and to your children!  41.  Calvin's baptismal comments on Acts 2:38f  42.  Acts 2:38f in the Calvinistic Westminster Standards  43.  Acts 3: The Abrahamic Covenant predicted Christian Baptism  44.  Acts 7: Circumcision and the faith of Abraham  45.  Baptism did not justify Simon the sorcerer  46.  Calvinism on Simon the Samaritan's Baptism  47.  The Ethiopian eunuch was justified by God before he was baptized  48.  Calvin on the Ethiopian's pre-baptismal faith  49.  Antisacramentarianism too disproved by the Ethiopian's Baptism  50.  Paul believed and was justified before he was baptized  51.  Cornelius and family trusted in God long before their Baptisms  52.  Calvin's baptismal discussion of Acts chapters 10 and 11  53.  The actions of Paul in Antioch-Jerusalem-Lystra condemn the Anabaptists  54.  Jerusalem General Assembly vindicated the Church as the "New Israel"  55.  The tactical circumcising of the faithful Christian Timothy  56.  The Baptisms at Philippi of the Households of Lydia and the jailer  57.  Baptized Households suggest even their infants have faith before their Baptism  58.  The Baptism of John and the fiery believer Apollos  59.  Unitarians in Ephesus were regenerated just before Paul gave them Christian Baptism  60.  Unitarians in Ephesus were not regenerated by or during their prior "John's Baptism"  61.  Paul explained Baptism to the unregenerate Unitarians  62.  Calvin's explanation of the baptismal passage Acts 19:1-6  63.  Acts 19:1-5, to Calvin, teaches faith before Baptism  64.   Paul's sins washed away prior to his receiving Baptism  65.  Calvin: Paul here claimed pre-baptismal regeneration  66.  He is a 'Jew' who has been circumcised in his heart  67.  Circumcision was not righteousness, but it did seal the righteousness of faith  68.  Abraham the 'father of believers'  trusted in God before being circumcised  69.  Romans 4:11 demolishes the arguments of the Anabaptists  70.  Even babies, stained by original sin, need regenerating  71.  After Baptism, we may no longer continue in sin  72.  Esau obviously not regenerated during his Circumcision  73.  Holy parental roots produce holy offshoots for Holy Baptism  74.  Christ sent Paul not to baptize but to preach the Gospel  75.  Paul planted, Apollos watered, but only God gave the increase